Tulsans Sweep Away Hate From Klan Rally

Sunday, October 1st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Mayor Susan Savage and more than 200 Tulsa citizens met at the downtown plaza Sunday to symbolically sweep away hate left behind by Saturday's KKK rally.

These people say the 30 Klan supporters who met here Saturday left behind the stain of hate on Tulsa and it needed to be cleaned up.

They want people to remember Tulsa is a city with a diverse culture, and differences should be celebrated and used to learn from and grow.

"From across religious denominations, across religions, people just came together to show that the spirit of Tulsa is a spirit of coming together and a spirit of love and not a spirit of hate," says Rev. Marlin Lavenhar.

More than 70 churches area churches helped organize the sweep away hate get-together.

They also wrote an official statement of diversity for the city.