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American Experience; Goin' Back to T-Town

09/15/1992

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Series
American Experience
Program
Goin' Back to T-Town
Program Number

512

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

This program explores the rise and decline of Greenwood, an extraordinary black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Greenwood had its heyday in the segregated era of the 1920s and 1930s, and by 1936, the neighborhood boasted the largest concentration of black businesses in the United States. However, it could not survive the progressive policies of integration and urban renewal of the 1960s. In a nostalgic celebration of old-fashioned neighborhood life, the black residents of T-Town relive their community's remarkable rise and ultimate decline. Ossie Davis narrates.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Goin' Back to T-Town,” 09/15/1992, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31037950DA184FEAA8B41174A1E6A675.
MLA: “American Experience; Goin' Back to T-Town.” 09/15/1992. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31037950DA184FEAA8B41174A1E6A675>.
APA: American Experience; Goin' Back to T-Town. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_31037950DA184FEAA8B41174A1E6A675
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