SACRAMENTO, Calif. — ABC10, in partnership with the Florin Square Shopping Center in South Sacramento, hosted a screening of “ABC10 Presents: Sacramento’s Black Wall Street” on Saturday.
The free screenings took place at Florin Square, a Black-led shopping center in South Sacramento that is home to more than 200 businesses, retail stores and non-profits with Black and other minority owners. Two Q&A panels moderated by Kandace Redd, ABC10’s lead Race & Culture reporter, immediately following the screenings.
The series was produced by ABC10’s Race and Culture team and traces the Black entrepreneurial spirit in Sacramento to the emergence of one of the most prosperous Black Wall Streets in the United States -- the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Nakia Porter, who attended the event, said it was an eye-opening experience.
“It was really somewhat emotional for me because I’m a survivor of police brutality," said Porter. "Understanding how Tulsa, the massacres and how that impacts us... how that really takes away from the resources from other things but didn’t take away our spirit. No matter how hard and challenging things got, we’re still working to be able to rebuild.”
The series will air on ABC10's "To the Point with Alex Bell" on August 22 and 23.
“We invite the community to attend these special screenings to watch an in-depth and thoughtful series that sheds light on a largely untold topic important to so many resilient Black business owners,” said Risa Omega, president and general manager of ABC10. “It is our hope that focusing on culturally significant topics such as these will serve as a catalyst for further conversation, deeper understanding, and more support of our valued Black-owned businesses in the greater Sacramento area.”
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