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Commemorating The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

The Truth About Tulsa and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

The popular TV series opened eyes about basic American history

Regina King stars in “Watchmen,” a series on HBO that referenced the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Photo: Getty Images

Prior to the fall 2019 premiere of HBO’s Watchmen, far too few people had heard of the Tulsa Race Massacre, as it is now known. And a show, even one starring Academy-awarding actress…



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Ronda Racha Penrice

ATL-based Ronda Racha Penrice is a writer/cultural critic specializing in film/TV, lifestyle, and more. She is the author of Black American History For Dummies.