Narrator – L. Roi Boyd, III
Sy Sanford – Foree Shalom
Jeffrey Peterson – Ricardo Woolfolk
Sheriff Mason – Mike Shiftlett
Deputy Brody – Nathan Hoffert
William Sessions – R.O. Crews
Raymond Turner – Toney Q. Cobb
Preston Miller – Larry “Akin” Smith
Jack Johnson – Ken Peebles
Prometheus Jackson – Tony Kemp
Lena Johnson – Morgan Avery McCoy
Mrs. Perditia Jones – Diana Carver
Support the Film
RLP Productions, a film company currently seeking its 501c3 status, seeks your support in sharing the remarkable history and story of historic Jackson Ward in Richmond, VA. Our fundraising goal is $15,000, which will go towards the purchase of props, authentic 1920s costuming, film equipment and marketing. It is our #1 to place this finished edutainment product in Virginia museums, libraries and in the History and Literature classes at local colleges/universities. But we can't do this without you. Please watch the trailer below and then visit www.gofundme.com/bwsthemovie to pledge your donation to the campaign.
ABOUT THE FILM
Black Wall Street: The Money, The Music & the People is a docu-short film which seeks to highlight the remarkable, yet forgotten story of the historic Negro neighborhood, Jackson Ward in Richmond, Virginia. Dubbed “the Black Wall Street” by economists of the early 20th Century because of its economic and financial prowess in a day and age when people of color were deemed incapable of being anything other than a waste of space, the “city within a city” was the epicenter of Negro life and entertainment boasting claim to such memorable and notable daughters and sons as Maggie L. Walker, the first Negro (black) woman to own a bank, and entertainer extraordinaire, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.