District Greenwood: the Amalgamated People

The film will reflect on how African-American people built a self -sustainable economy in America. Analyzing how we can learn from this great Black community. Before the Greenwood District tragically ended, due to a race massacre burning down 35 city blocks of Black-owned property in 1921.

  • Robert "Hershey" Alston
    Director
  • Nazir K. Alston
    Producer
  • Robert "Hershey" Alston
    Producer
  • Marc Lamont Hill
    Key Cast
    CNN, BET
  • David Shands
    Key Cast
  • Melinda Emerson
    Key Cast
  • Jeff Moore
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Finace, Historical
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 6 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Blackmagic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Robert "Hershey" Alston

Robert "Hershey" Alston is a filmmaker from Philadelphia, PA. Hershey attended Penn State (Main Campus) and pledged Kappa Alpha Psi. His introduction into the film started with the first project he produced, "Incomplete Cell"

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Director Statement

This project is very important to me because it will educate our
community about the Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. The
documentary will also emphasize the importance as a Black
community to pool our resources together in order to be an integral
part of the narrative to obtain and sustain economic wealth.