Oprah Developing Race Riot Miniseries Starring Octavia Spencer

James Hibberd, Inside TV, April 3, 2014

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network is developing a two-part miniseries chronicling one of the ugliest and least-known chapters in U.S. history.

In Tulsa, Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer (The Help) plays a journalist who investigates the 1921 Oklahoma race riots, where an estimated 300 people were believed to have been murdered amid post-WWI racial tension surrounding segregation laws and the prosperous black community of Greenwood. According to a 2011 New York Times story on the subject, “The Tulsa race riot of 1921 was rarely mentioned in history books, classrooms or even in private . . . an episode so brutal that this city, in a bout of collective amnesia that extended more than a half-century, simply chose to forget it ever happened.”

The announcement came as part of OWN’s Thursday upfront, revealing the net’s next slate of programming–which also included the network’s first scripted movie, My Name is Love: The Darlene Love Story. The period biopic will star Toni Braxton.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Maybe I should give Ofrah some URL’s where she could look up the tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of riots, uprisings, crimes, flash mobs, murders, rapes, robberies, muggings, knockout game incidents, etc., etc., etc., ad infinitum, that were committed by black – and that’s just from 1965 forward.

    “…the prosperous black community of Greenwood.”

    Hold on – I’ll be right back…
    Ok – I’m back…

  • borogirl54

    From what I understand, the Greenwood neighborhood at that time, was seen as the Black Wall Street. This was the wealthiest black neighborhood in the United States at that time. This neighborhood was burned to the ground during the riots.

    • bilderbuster

      I heard it called “The Black Beverly Hills” but I don’t recall any Blacks making silent movies or movie stars from that era.
      Leeroy Rogers?

  • r j p

    Why doesn’t Oprah do a story on Chicago race riots?
    Oh that’s right, they burnt down their own neighborhoods.

  • Roninf9

    Killing hundreds and burning down whole sections of town is a very serious REACTION to something. It wasn’t a single act or the actions of one individual. Will we ever learn what the Blacks were doing to cause the men of Tulsa to blow their top? Not from Oprah or the Corporate Media. But watching the daily crime reports from any major city or reading about the near daily mob attacks on whites across the country, I kind of have an idea.

    • connorhus

      Oh I am sure I can write the script here and now. The White Woman who was assaulted by the Black in the elevator she ran will be portrayed as the Blacks girlfriend (A common claim by the Blacks). They will then claim the sheriff and his deputies colluded with the few hundred White protestors at city hall, even though the White protestors were unarmed and mostly Women and Children gawkers.

      At this point the valiant Blacks will arm themselves and march to the defense of their soon to be lynched brother and the Whites will fire on them first. Even though it happened the other way around in real life.

      Then a merrry and stiff defense will be thrown up as the Whites mobilize the entire Oklahoma National Guard against them. That one mythical Negro will defend an entire hill for days with one single shot rifle while the Whites steal all the airplanes the Negro Billionaires have at the local airport to bomb poor Black children with.

      It will end with the valiant Blacks holding off the entire 5th reserve army (I made that number up just like they will) for weeks only to finally give up for some political statement. All the while the Whites will be dumping thousands of dead bodies in the river so no one will know just how well the Blacks defended themselves.

      Nothing will be mentioned of Blacks driving around town randomly shooting or how the so called lynching that happened before all this, and was the reason given for a possible second lynching, was originally the lynching of a White man. Not a Black.

      There the entire mini-series is written out for you.

      • JackKrak

        You forgot to say which role is played by Morgan Freeman…..

        Or maybe he’ll just be the narrator?

        • connorhus

          Oh he will play “Peg Leg” the mythical Negro I mentioned above who supposedly defended some hill and killed thousands of Whites.

          Either that or they will create some scientist character out of thin air….

  • Public school students will be forced to watch this crap. What they will not learn is the truth of why this outbreak of violence occurred. Boycott cable and homeschool. It’s the White thing to do.

    • Tom Mixx

      “why this outbreak of violence occurred”
      You mentioned a very important point – WHY? It amazes me anymore how so many people accept anything they’re told. They never ask why? What was the cause, etc?

    • dcc2379

      Since students learn about Cesar Chavez, Martin Michael Luther King Jr., and the great American oppressor, why not? Ask a young person today any common, easy American fact, and outside of black-queer-antiwhite studies, the younger generations know nothing.

    • LHathaway

      I’ve read that in some of the race riots or mini riots, likely told as a kind of story-journalism, some of the violence committed by white men was in defense of their relations with black women. There was a time when white men were willing to fight, apparently, at least for their beloved black girlfriend. I bet black girls like reading such a story. I bet no one else does.

  • Urbane Neanderthal

    I wonder if Oprah will re-enact the black on white sexual assault that actually led to the riot in her propaganda?

    US Bureau of Justice Statistics crime victim surveys, but as you would suspect black on white rape is unfortunately not.

    Year – Total number black on White rapes
    2003 – 20,310
    2004 – 11,612
    2005 – 37,461
    2006 – 32,444
    2007 – 14,093
    2008 – 19,293

    In each year White on black rape was 0.0% with a foot note stating “Estimate is based on about 10 or fewer sample cases.”


  • FozzieT

    Somewhere, in an alternative universe….

    “In America, Academy Award-winning actress Scarlett Johansson (She’s hot) plays a journalist who investigates the 2000-2010 years in America, where an estimated 8,062* White people were believed to have been murdered by blacks amid post-civil rights racial tension surrounding the uncivilized black community of America. According to a 2011 New York Times story on the subject, “The racial violence of Blacks against Whites was rarely mentioned in history books, classrooms or even in private . . . an episode so brutal that this country, in a bout of collective amnesia that extended more than a half-century, simply chose to forget it ever happened.”

    *Source: Wall Street Journal Murder In America

    • So CAL Snowman

      America’s version of “The Reign of Terror” with Bush W acting as our Robespierre and the liberals acting as the Jacobins.

    • IstvanIN

      Johansson is tribe and didn’t she buy a black baby from South Africa?

      • FozzieT

        Really? Darn…oh well, she’s still hot. Nothing about her with a kid on Wikipedia tho.

      • Romulus

        She’s only part tribe. Her mother, I believe. Unfortunately, that’s quite enough to f-up her brain.

        • IstvanIN

          Dual loyalty is no loyalty.

          • bilderbuster

            She’s always going to be loyal to the tribe & she just proved it with that Israeli drink company.

        • bilderbuster

          If mommy is tribal then tribal rules give her full membership in said tribe. It doesn’t matter if she adopted a Black baby.
          Little Black Johansson doesn’t have a hope in hell of ever becoming a member of the tribe no matter what her “mother” may do or say.

          • Romulus

            What’s more, IMO, IS that very tribal custom itself. In the feature “Another Haiti”; poster James put up a little pictogram illustrating three generations of aborigine females that each were sired by a white Irishman. This indicates the line of change, as it were, is passed on by the male. We as a people used to instinctively know this. Now I certainly don’t advocate miscegenation, but what this tells us is , that Scarlett should not be part of the tribe if her father isn’t. Especially, if the eastern Mediterranean haji genes have been bred out.

            I believe the maternal phenomenon became their custom to pass on cultural heritage in wake of Rameses and Herod’s policy of ixnaying the males. You can’t pass on the line if all your men are dead. This comment doesn’t imply empathy as a general rule.

          • Romulus

            Just to add to the discussion; notice the spelling of her avenger character’s last name. The suffix -off denotes the tribal affiliation as opposed to -ov, which is Russian.
            Helpful tip: Don’t buy soda stream!

        • blight14

          Indeed it is, end of story.

      • r j p

        Hollywood handbag ….

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Anytime any Black gets to a position of power and influence they always go super anti-White. Black people need to pretend someone else is the boogeynan because they can’t face the reality that they are the boogeyman.

    • italian guy

      I agree, there is a clear pattern everywhere in the western world, give them a little power and they will promote White genocide at every opportunity, they will especially encouraging race-mixing propaganda.
      Anyway I found the last sentence to be pretty funny too, in Italian the “boogeyman” is called “l’uomo nero” it means “the black man”.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    “The Tulsa race riot of 1921 was rarely mentioned in history books, classrooms or even in private . . . an episode so brutal that this city, in a bout of collective amnesia that extended more than a half-century, simply chose to forget it ever happened.”

    So what better topic to stir up animosities about?

  • RisingReich

    This is curious, because I didn’t even know of this riot until about two years ago.
    Whties kicked some serious rear during this one. Private planes were used to drop homemade firebombs on marauding blacks. “Black Wall Street” was burned off the map.

    I’m sure Oprah will say a serious reaction like this was all evil Whitey’s doing. That the attempted rape never happened. I’m also sure the underpinnings of what was going on in Tulsa at the time will be left out.

    It’s intriguing because from my seat the Tulsa riot was left out of history books completely….now to be brought to the front from the black perspective, of course.

    More evil Whitey….

  • IstvanIN

    We would need one hundred channels running 24/7 to broadcast all their crimes against us.

    • r j p


  • 4321realist

    More black whining, and I can guarantee that it will be a complete lie wherein the poor blacks were set upon for no reason at all, which will help this little brown Miss Piggy garner more anti-white hate from the black savages all over the country.

    You know, if any white group wanted to start a race war they couldn’t be more successful than doing what Miss Piggy is doing, plus encouraging black on white mob attacks, then highlighting their abysmal hate by declaring whites are privileged.

    These people are so stupid they’re setting themselves up to be targets better than anyone else ever could.

    Just think. If the community organizer had never been elected and blacks hadn’t went into their hate honkey mode all over the country we would still be reading posts on the various sites by people who have had their faces smashed beyond recognition starting out by saying, “I don’t want to sound like a racist, but…………………” Practically apologizing for complaining about a black on white hate attack.

    Now they’re in fighting mode expressing their desire for a race war with some of the most heated comments I’ve ever read in my life.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    “I don’t believe there is a rape epidemic in this country. I am a woman and have walked down many dark streets at night and nobody has ever tried to rape me.” –Oprah

    • Who Me?

      “I don’t believe there is a rape epidemic in this country. I am a woman and have walked down many dark streets at night and nobody has ever tried to rape me.” –Oprah

      Well, dahlin’ not too many men try to rape walking tanks….

    • r j p

      Oprah lived on East Lake Shore Drive, one of the richest blocks in Chicago.
      Most of the buildings are co-op. Can’t get a regular mortgage for a co-op.
      And the building was right down the street from the Drake Hotel.

    • Laika

      If she looked in the mirror, a full-length mirror, that is, she’d understand why.

    • 4321realist

      “I don’t believe there is a rape epidemic in this country.”

      Of course not. It’s all just a lie.

      All the police departments around the country falsified their reports before sending them into the data center at the FBI and put down numerous black on white rapes, because they’re racists.

  • OhWow

    I wonder if all the black on white race riots and knockouts will be in the textbooks 93 years from now. Wait, they won’t.

    • richard garyson

      Actually, I think they might get mentioned in the chapter explaining why we came to our senses. This won’t last forever; whites are coming around. As soon as some politician taps into our fears and anger, we shall see change.

      • model1911

        Exactly, and it might not be pleasant for many folks.

      • 4321realist

        When the people are ready to fight a leader will appear.

  • Petronius

    Oprah had to dig back to 1921, passing over nearly a century of horrendous black-on-white crime, to find this story. Perhaps Oprah is still angry at the Zurich shop girl and the fuss over the crocodile handbag. And no doubt this miniseries is just more of Oprah’s payback.

    I have trouble believing that people take anything about Oprah Winfrey or her self-aggrandizing OWN cable network seriously. I mean really, who cares?

    Personally I couldn’t give a flying fig about Oprah and her miniseries. If she came on the TV I’d probably smack the screen with the bottom of my shoe. But that’s just my point of view, and of course I am prejudiced per se, being (as I am) a heterosexual Southern white male of slender proportions, still clinging proudly to my guns, God, and the tattered shreds of the Constitution.

    • WR_the_realist

      Oprah got very rich by appealing to a lower middle class white audience, and she rewards them by browbeating them with how wicked their great grandparents were.

    • model1911

      Even with all her money, fame and the like, oprah is still black. And this fact is what drives her, like most blacks they hate what they see in the mirror.

  • MBlanc46

    I work in scholarly publishing, and it’s a rare year that I don’t come across the OKC riot two or three times. Perhaps I should send Oprah a reading list. That said, it doesn’t surprise me that the historical events aren’t mentioned in the sort of self-help trash that she reads.

    • Roninf9

      Do you have any idea what caused this little war? I say war because that’s what it was. A riot is a mob of disorganized looters and vandals committing wanton acts of destruction for kicks. That’s not what this was. I know about the rape committed by the Black kid in the elevator but there has to be a lot more to it than that. That’s cause to lynch one rapist, not burn down half the city. My thinking is that there hasn’t been a lot of focus on this story by the usual suspects because a.) the full story would put the whole black community in bad light and b.) give too many fed up white men ideas.

      • MBlanc46

        Whatever you want to call it (and the standard terminology is “riot”) it is in fact frequently discussed in scholarly literature on race.

  • richard garyson

    I am no historian, but I doubt many paticular riots get mentioned, period.

    Also, it takes two to tango. I am not suggesting that Tulsa was an example of whites at their finest, but I cannot believe that blacks were blameless, either.

    Seeing blacks in action today forces me to see history in a different light. Were those whites really racists without a cause, or were they merely trying to keep blacks from acting out their true nature?

    I used to be brainwashed into believing that those old dead white males were villains, but now i realize they were mostly heroes looking out for their people. We need their like today.

  • What a joke. I know several people who were born and raised in Tulsa and they assure me that the 1921 riots are taught ad nauseam and used to browbeat White students from middle school on. It’s hardly some undercover secret, but never expect a leftist to tell the truth.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    The Tulsa riots started because some negro couldn’t keep his hands off a white woman. Back then, if a negro even whistled at a white woman, his life was in danger. How times have changed.

  • Laika

    Who here thinks Oprah the Orca will tell the real story of the Tulsa riots?

    “In the meantime the news of the threatened lynching reached the colored settlement where Tulsa’s 15,000 colored citizens lived. Remembering how a white man had been lynched after being taken from the same jail where the colored boy was now confined, they feared that Rowland was in danger…A crowd of twenty-five armed Negroes set out immediately, but on reaching the jail found the report untrue. The sheriff talked with them, assured them that the boy would not be harmed, and urged them to return to their homes. They left, later returning, 75 strong. The sheriff persuaded them to leave. As they complied, a white man attempted to disarm one of the colored men. A shot was fired, and then—in the words of the sheriff—“all hell broke loose.” There was a fusillade of shots from both sides and twelve men fell dead—two of them colored, ten white.
    The fighting continued until midnight when the colored men, greatly outnumbered, were forced back to their section of the town.”

    The Eruption of Tulsa: An NAACP Official Investigates the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921M.

    Oprah is an anti-White, hates Whites and like Tim Wise can’t wait for us to die off. She even said in an interview, “there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.”
    She means White people.

    She’s making these revisionist films to stir up racial animosity and egg blacks on to attack Whites. When the riots start, she will be to blame.

    • paul marchand

      Thanks for this account. How this unfolds will be interesting.

  • paul marchand

    When is Oprah going to do the one about the approximate 500,000 murders by blacks since the Civil War ?

  • paul marchand

    This was back when whitey fought back ?

  • Paleoconn

    Oprah Winfrey owes her obscene wealth to the dumb White women who hang on her every word, buy all her products and the ones she endorses, read the books she recommends. Without Whites, she would be a nobody.

  • Conrad

    As I said elsewhere, the early Christians did not tolerate savages running wild & endangering whites.