Tulsa race massacre survivors visit Ghana, accept citizenship

– – Two survivors of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre in Oklahoma, United States of America are currently touring Ghana, their first visit to the continent. Viola Ford Fletcher, 107 and her brother Hughes Van Ellis, 100 are the last two known living survivors of the 1921 racist massacre in Tulsa. On May 31, 1921, a group of Black men had gone to the Tulsa courthouse to defend a young African American man accused of assaulting a white woman. They were met with a mob of hundreds of furious white…

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