Jun 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM | Friday

Fri Jun 14, 6:00 PM - Fri Jun 14, 10:00 PM
5508 N 50th St, Tampa, FL 33610

Community: Ybor City

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Juneteenth Celebration featuring the premiere of the stage play “Black Wall Street” Friday June 14th

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Join us for a Juneteenth Celebration featuring the premiere of the stage play “Black Wall Street” Friday June 14th at Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan (THAP) 5508 N 50th St Tampa Florida The evening will begin with a cocktail reception beginning at 6 pm followed by Dinner and the showing of the Premiere “Black Wall Street’’ play at 8 p.m. The cost is $65 and $120 per couple. The Black Wall Street stage play is part of the Black Wall Street Experience presented by the Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan, Inc. (THAPgroup).
The play, written by Florida playwright Hattie Balbuena, chronicles how the wealthiest and most successful black community, of the 20th century, Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. How it began, how it thrived, and how it was destroyed during the Tulsa race riot. The Tulsa riot which occurred over 18 hour time period during May 31-June 1,1921, in which white mobs attacked black residents, killing hundreds of Black men, women and children. The attack on the community led to the destruction of 36 blocks of prosperous businesses and beautiful homes owned by African Americans in Greenwood.
There will be three presentations of the stage play during the Black Wall Street Experience & Expo, which will be held at 5508 N. 50th St., Tampa. For more information visit : http://thapgroup.org/5508-events/black-wall-street-experience-small-business-expo/

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