Nationwide — Dr. Boyce Watkins, one of the most sought after African-American entrepreneurial scholars in the world, leads a powerful panel discussion, delivering one of the most impactful, yet hidden stories in all of Black History, Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint.
The discussion focuses on the film, Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint that explores the foundations of the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma and the atrocity committed against black American citizens.
Scheduled to take place 6:00 PM, Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Harold Washington Cultural Center, (located at 4701 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60653), the red carpet premiere and discussion promises attendees a first look at a film that is being talked about worldwide.
“Additionally, they will get the opportunity to hear a lecture from leading scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins, a panel discussion from members of the cast and also do a meet and greet with Dr. Watkins and other cast members of the film,” said Micae Brown, Communications Director of the Watkins Media Group.
Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint examines Little Africa of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1922, as a shining example of what black people can accomplish when we pursue our economic goals as a collective.
Resurrecting Black Wall Street: The Blueprint is the brainchild of award-winning film director, Dorian Chandler, and features leading financial scholars, historians and activists. The film provides viewers with an opportunity to study the body of knowledge left behind by our ancestors, in order to move on to a more empowered future. Principles of cooperative economics, wealth building, and black business development are addressed, along with the TRUTH about what happened to the people who had their wealth stolen and their story buried for more than 100 years.
About Watkins Media Group
Watkins Media Group was founded by The Watkins Brothers (Dr. Boyce & Lawrence) in 2011 as a way to empower and inform the African American community regarding issues of importance.
Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the most highly sought after African-American entrepreneurial scholars in the world. Specializing in financial psychology, educational motivation, and black social commentary, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, and many more national media outlets. Dr. Watkins has impeccable credentials to support his financial advice. In college, Dr. Watkins earned BA and BS degrees with a triple major in Finance, Economics, and Business Management. He then earned a Masters Degree in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D in finance from The Ohio State University. During his year of graduation, he was the only African-American in the country to earn a PhD in Finance.
In 2012, Dr. Boyce Watkins became a full time entrepreneur focusing his talents on the betterment of the Black community in the United States and abroad. Through his role as CEO of WMG, Dr. Watkins provides the visionary leadership to help the organization fulfill their mission.
Lawrence Watkins is one of America’s leading entrepreneurship and personal achievement experts. His overall mission in life is to become a tycoon politically, socially, and economically so that he may have a positive impact on his community. As COO of WMG, Lawrence’s role is to form & execute the strategic objectives to move the organization closer to its vision.
Lawrence holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville and an MBA in entrepreneurship from Cornell University. He is a member of the Young Entrepreneurship Council, Business Leadership Council Emerging Leaders Program, and Management Leadership for Tomorrow and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
About the Harold Washington Cultural Center
The Harold Washington Cultural Center (HWCC), a 501(c) 3 a non-profit organization located in Chicago, Illinois. HWCC’s mission is to preserve and protect African American Culture. HWCC utilizes performing and media arts to deter at risk behavior in youth. HWCC partners with community based organizations as well as national and internationally recognized historical arts institutions in content and audience development.