Before They Die! Screenings

February 2017

Sunday February 26, 2017 1:00 PM 31 North 5th Street Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101

Allentown Art Museum

Black History Month Movie: Before They Die!

Open to the public

Admission is FREE



February 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5:00 PM Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PHILAFILM Presents Before They Die! film screening at

THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA, 19th Street & Logan Circle Philadelphia, PA

Open to the public

Admission is FREE



July 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014, 6:00 PM Philadelphia, PA 

Event: PHILAFILM Film Festival


Philadelphia Clef-Club
Broad & Fitzwater streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146

Before They Die! film screening

Open to the public


  • General Admission: $8.00 (per person)
  • Seniors, Students w/ID 7 Groups of five – $4.00 (per person)


April 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00 PM Miami, Florida


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dade County Alumnae Chapter
Arts and Letters Committee and
Political Awareness and Social Action Committee
Before They Die! Screening followed by panel discussion with Producer J. Denise Clement
Miami Jackson Senior High School Auditorium
1751 NW 36th St.
Miami, FL 33142
Open to the Public – Free admission



March 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013 3:00 PM 4:30 PM New York City, New York

Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue, Founders Auditorium, 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Before They Die! film screening
followed by talk back with Director Reggie Turner
Come early, door prizes, top prize 7 Day trip to St. Lucia



May 2012

Thursday, May. 31, 2012 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – One Day In May March on Congress – the Tulsa race riot Survivors are going back to Congress. United States Capitol-House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives
2426 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington D.C., DC 20515-2214

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Washington, DC  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Screening of Before They Die! – Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art Film screening  followed by talk back with Tulsa race riot survivors and the film’s producer.

The program will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. It is located at 950 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20560.  Enter the museum  via the Haupt Garden (right off of Independence Avenue and the main red brick Castle building is directly ahead).  Once you enter the Haupt Garden, the museum will be off to the right.   Upon entering the museum, you will be greeted by the staff from the National Museum of African American History and Culture and taken to the screening.


February 2012

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 7:30pm New York City, New York

343 Malcolm X Blvd / Lenox Ave
(Between 127th and 128th Streets)
Phone: (212)582-6050

Maysles Institute Presents

A Black History Month Special Presentation:
Remembering Black Wall Street 90 Years Later

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the Tulsa Project, which is dedicated to the the battle for reparations for the survivors and descendants of the the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.

Before They Die!: The True Story of the Survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and the Quest for Justice

This is the story of what is perhaps the the worst race riot in the history of the United States that many people have never even heard of. On May 30th, 1921, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in less than 24 hours, the prwosperous African-American section of Greenwood, also known as “Black Wall Street,” was completely destroyed. An estimated 300 killed, and over 10,000 people displaced overnight as a 42 square block area of their homes and businesses were burned to the ground by a white mob that had been deputized by the sheriff. This is the story of the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot and their quest for justice. This is the story of the struggle for the soul of America and the efforts to right a wrong that is long past due. Justice is the subject of the night’s film.

After the Screening: Q&A with director Reggie Turner


  Saturday February 18, 2012 6:00 PM Jamaica, NY

Jamaica Performing Arts Center 02-18-12

The Jamaica Performing Arts Center is located at
153rd Street and Jamaica Avenue.
Description: Celebration of Black History Month

JPAC will feature a documentary “Before They Die” in honor of black history month. Film maker Reggie Turner will present this documentary about the riot in Tulsa Oklahoma. The film chronicles the actions of May 31, 1921 and the Journey for Justice waged by the survivors since 2002. The screening will feature Mr. Turner in a Q&A.

This Event Is FREE and Open to the public

6:00 – 7:30 PM – Film screening
7:30 – 8:30 PM – Q & A Discussion
8:30 – 9:00 PM – Reception

Dr. Ivelaw Griffith – Moderator (Provost at York College)
Andrew Jackson, Executive Director, Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center
Reginald Turner, Film Director And Executive Director The Tulsa Project, Inc.
Brett Crenshaw, Founder, Archival Direction
Laurel Brown, Executive Director, Jamaica Business Improvement District

This event is presented in collaboration with Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center

Contact Information:

Box Office
(718) 618-6170

October 2011

Before They Die! Screening UCLA 10-04-11 Tuesday, October 04, 2011 6 PM  – UCLA The Ralph J. Bunch Center for African American Studies UCLA Academic Advancement Center Young Research Library presents – Before They Die!  film screening followed by talk back with director, Reggie Turner – Open to the public.  100 Moore Hall UCLA Campus Los Angeles, CA


September 2011

Friday September 16, 2001 – Procter & Gamble Mason Business CenterPrivate Event

February 2011


The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County and Frank Talk Art Bistro and BooksSunday February 13, 2011 4 PM Lincroft, New Jersey The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County presents a screening of Before They Die! Special Guest: Reggie Turner, Producer/Director of Before They Die! Open to the public. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County Unitarian Meetinghouse 1475 W. Front Street Lincroft, New Jersey




Before They Die! Atlanta 02-11-2011Friday February 11, 2011 7:00 PM Atlanta, Georgia The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College Presents “Before They Die!” film screening, panel discussion lead by Harvard Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and the oldest living survivor of the Tulsa race riot, Bishop Otis Clark’s 108th Birthday Celebration to be held in the Emma and Joe Adams Concert Hall in the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 PM, open to the public.

In addition to cash donations, please bring a used cell phone to contribute to our Answer the Call campaign that collects used cell phones for refurbishing and recycling. Proceeds from the Answer the Call campaign go to the Tulsa Project, Inc. for the benefit of the Survivors.

The Tulsa Project, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 public charity, cash donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to The Tulsa Project, Inc.


Saturday February 5, 2011 4 – 7:30 PM Roosevelt, New York The Roosevelt Public Library 27 W. Fulton Street Roosevelt, NY 11575 presents a screening of Before They Die! Please call 516-378-0222 for more information. Open to the public. Special guest: Reggie Turner, Producer / Director of Before They Die!



October 2010



Reel Sisters Film Festival at Kumble TheaterSaturday, October 16, 2010 3:45 – 5:55 PM Brooklyn, New York – Reel Sisters Film Festival

“Before They Die!” film screening and panel discussion with special guest Dr. Olivia Hooker

Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus ~ Kumble Theater

Admission $7.00

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:00 – 9:00 PM Los Angeles, California – UCLA Academic Advancement Program Speaker Series Presents

“Before They Die!” ~ A documentary chronicling the Tulsa Race Riot with Special Guest Otis Clark, Survivor

6:00 – 7:30 PM – Film screening

7:30 – 8:30 PM – Q & A Discussion

8:30 – 9:00 PM – Reception

Open to the public, admission is free, donations to support the Survivors will be accepted by The Tulsa Project, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 public charity


Sunday, October 3, 2010  5-7 PM East Cleveland, Ohio

New Life Cathedral

16200 Euclid AV

East Cleveland, OH 44112

Hosted by: Pastor Shawn Braxton

Open to the public, donations in support of the survivors accepted made payable to The Tulsa, Project, Inc.