Still from the HBO television series "Watchmen," showing a young black boy holding a baby wrapped in a blanket, superimposed over large yellow type that reads "IT'S SUMMER AND WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF ICE"
Conversations
Part of the series Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial

Tulsa on Screen: Watchmen with Damon Lindelof & Cord Jefferson

THU JUN 3, 2021 5 PM PDT

Copresented with the Department of African American Studies at UCLA

In this online program, professor Brenda E. Stevenson joins writer and producer Damon Lindelof, creator of HBO’s Watchmen series, and Watchmen writer Cord Jefferson to discuss how they crafted the series’ remarkable representation of the Tulsa Race Massacre. The series explores the generational trauma of the massacre within the context of an alternative U.S. history. Lindelof and Jefferson discuss why they centered Watchmen on this largely ignored event in American history, as well as how and why popular culture can continue to confront history, racism, and structural violence.

WATCH ON HAMMER CHANNEL

Hammer Channel includes 1,000+ talks, performances, artist profiles, and more. Search, clip, and share topics ranging from politics and activism to art, film, and literature.

Captions and full transcripts are available on Hammer Channel.
ATTENDING THIS PROGRAM?

Join live: The program will play live on this page. RSVP to receive an email reminder on the day of the program.
Watch later: This program will be recorded. The recording will be available soon after on Hammer Channel, our video platform where you can watch 1000+ talks, performances, artist profiles, and more.
Need help?: Contact our visitor experience team at [email protected] or 310-443-7000.
Give back: This program is free. The Hammer relies on your support in order to present its programs and exhibitions. Please consider making a contribution.

All public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor. Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
 
Readings are supported by GRoW @ Annenberg.
 
Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
 
Hammer public programs are presented online in partnership with the #KeepThePromise campaign—a movement promoting social justice and human rights through the arts.