Reaux to drop a new single that will pay tribute to the families who were murdered in the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. “Tulsa” was actually filmed in Tulsa, OK with support from the Black Wall Street Gallery and several organizations in the Tulsa area.
“It’s a story that has been left incomplete because for nearly a hundred years the bodies still aren’t found,” said Reaux. “It is the greatest American massacre that has been swept under the rug. No arrests were made. No punishments were given. No justice was ever received for the families of the people who were slain.”
The 1921 Massacre revolves around a young Black boy who was falsely accused of inappropriate behavior with a White woman in Tulsa. The woman told the White community and a mob of White men with guns ran through the prosperous Greenwood community across town and murdered hundreds of Black people while burning down 35 blocks of Black businesses and homes. The historic Black Wall Street was left in ashes.
“I don’t want to be the kind of artist who just makes love songs. They are fine. We do need that material. But, we also need songs to challenge us to become better people,” explained Reaux Fareal.
The video was filmed in Tulsa by Ian Upton, a Tulsa videographer, who championed the project because he is passionate about the story and wants to bring awareness to racial injustices in America. In 2021, the world will pay tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre with planned events beginning in January until Juneteenth Weekend. Reaux has already been booked to perform at many of those events.