News Conference Planned To Detail The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Lawsuit

Tuesday, September 1st 2020, 5:44 am
By: Joseph Holloway

Tulsa -

Attorneys for the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre will host a news conference Tuesday to discuss a lawsuit seeking reparations and for the perpetrators to be held accountable.

This is part of the Justice for Greenwood movement.

The attorneys representing the survivors and their descendants say this is about seeking “respect, repair and restoration for the race massacre.”

In the lawsuit, the attorneys claim survivors were prevented from rebuilding homes and businesses and they also say residents in that part of the city continue to struggle - even to this day.

The statement goes on to say that the defendant has “enriched themselves by appropriating the legacy of Greenwood, while providing no benefit to these same survivors and descendants” but right now, it’s not clear who the defendant is.

The news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m at the Greenwood Cultural Center and people will be able to watch it via Zoom, but you’ll need to register in advance.