An Oklahoma judge has ruled that a lawsuit seeking reparations for the 1921 Tulsa race massacre can proceed. Tulsa County District Court Judge Caroline Wall made the ruling Monday in a packed courtroom as survivors Lessie Benningfield Randle, Viola Fletcher and Hughes Van Ellis looked on. All three survivors are over 100 years old. Over a span of 18 hours beginning on May 31, 1921, a white mob burned down what was known as “Black Wall Street,” the thriving African American neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa. An estimated 300 African Americans were killed.
Oklahoma Judge Will Allow Tulsa Race Massacre Lawsuit to Proceed
HeadlineMay 03, 2022