Did Greed Derail a Handful of Tulsa Massacre Commemoration Events?

It’s disrespectful that three survivors are still living in poverty with no reparations in sight

Kristal Brent Zook
ZORA
Published in
6 min readJun 1, 2021

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Give her all the flowers. Viola Fletcher accepts roses and lilies during a commemoration event for the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. Photo: Getty Images

All eyes are on Tulsa, Oklahoma, this week as the nation remembers the tragic events of May 31 to June 1, 1921, when a White mob killed some 300 Black residents and looted the community known…

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Kristal Brent Zook
ZORA
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Award-winning journalist/professor; race, women, justice. My latest book is #1 in New Releases for Mixed Race/Multiracial! Order @ thegirlintheyellowponcho.com