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They Still Want to Kill Us

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They Still Want to Kill Us

Join the Apollo, in collaboration with a cohort of arts presenters across the country for the world premiere of the short film They Still Want To Kill Us, an aria by composer and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), performed by mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, and directed by filmmaker Yoram Savion, to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. It speaks truth to what transpired in 1921 in Tulsa, an atrocity all but deleted from history until recently. The work is being premiered to mark one year since the murder of George Floyd. “They Still Want to Kill Us” will premiere on May 25 on Facebook and be available to view on demand on the Apollo Digital Stage from May 26 through July 31.
“What happened to American citizens on May 31, 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma was a massacre by white people perpetrated upon Black people. A toxic mix of misinformation, bigotry, ignorance, and white rage ignited a race war that left hundreds dead and a nation still struggling for its identify. My son is biracial and I wonder and worry about his own fight for freedom and justice and self-identity in a country where we cannot agree on a shared morality.” – Daniel Bernard Roumain 

 

 



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