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Russell Westbrook’s documentary on the 1921 Tulsa race massacre is nominated for three Emmy Awards

The Washington Wizards guard may indirectly get some more hardware for work off the basketball court, since he is the executive producer of Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre.

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Russell Westbrook’s documentary on the. Tulsa Race Massacre is nominated for multiple Emmy Awards!
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On Wednesday, the nominations for the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards were released. Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre received three nominations, including for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Single Or Multi-Camera), Outstanding Writing For A Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score). The documentary’s executive producer is none other than Washington Wizards point guard Russell Westbrook.

While Westbrook himself isn’t directly nominated for an Emmy award, it is notable that his involvement in the documentary helped tell the story on how a mob destroyed “Black Wall Street” or Greenwood, a district in Tulsa, Oklahoma which was home to a wealthy neighborhood of color.

Congratulations to Westbrook for being part of this documentary. The Emmy Awards will be aired on Sunday, Sept. 19 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. In the D.C. area, the CBS affiliate is WUSA-TV (Channel 9).