Reparations Lawsuit Filed over 1921 Massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma

HeadlineSep 03, 2020

In Oklahoma, a 105-year-old woman is leading a lawsuit demanding reparations for one of the worst massacres of African Americans in U.S. history. In June 1921, a white mob burned to the ground Tulsa’s affluent African American neighborhood of Greenwood, known as Black Wall Street, killing at least 300 residents. Lessie Benningfield Randle is one of two known living survivors of the massacre. The lawsuit says the aftermath of the massacre is still felt by the community as racial inequality in Tulsa can be traced back to the massacre, nearly a century later.

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