Holocaust in the Homeland: Black Wall Street’s Last Days


by Dr. Corinda Pitts Marsh

Soon to be in movie theaters, Holocaust in the Homeland tells the story of one of the darkest days in US history. Envious locals in Tulsa dubbed the Greenwood section “Black Wall Street” because of its economic success, but that success was obliterated by a riot in 1921. The riot completely razed Greenwood, destroying the lives of its 10,000 residents. This account sees the events through the eyes of a fictional reporter. It offers perspective and hope. The events of Memorial Day 1921 were hidden for the better part of a century, but knowing the truth about that day is critical to understanding ourselves and our motives and will ultimately make us all safer in an unsafe world. Today, just as in 1921, media hype too often obscures truth and embraces hype because hype is more interesting. The truth about this event must no longer be kept secret. Follow Sam Stackhouse, an old man remembering, as he discovers truth and wisdom.

This 2017 edition includes some of the poetry written by AJ Smitherman. His poetry is profound glimpse into the mind of a believer in truth and nobility. Smitherman believed the men of Greenwood had indeed won a victory on that tragic Memorial Day in 1921. Their victory was in how they fought and why. The movie being made from this book is directed by Tim Story and produced by Story, Mark and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity Management, and Zak Kilberg of Social Construct Films. The screenplay is written by Chris Kubasik.

Paperback | 122 pages | CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform | 2014

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