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Survivors and Descendents of 1921 Tulsa Race Riots Renew Calls for Reparations (Nov 30, -0001)
Hundreds of people gathered at Sanctuary Evangelistic Church in Tulsa recently to renew their calls for reparations for the 1921 Tulsa Race Riots, when a white mob burned down most of the wealthy, black-owned Greenwood section of the city. According to a 2001 report from a state commission, rioters destroyed more than 1000 homes and businesses over the course of several days, and they killed at least 300 people. Attempts to secure reparations through the US legal system ended last May, when the Supreme Court dismissed without comment a class-action lawsuit against Tulsa, its police department and the state of Oklahoma. But reparations campaigners are not about to give up their fight just yet. While they search for other routes to pursue their case, they say there is still reason for hope. Guests include Chicago politician and long-time civil rights activist Dorothy Tillman; Harvard Law School Professor Charles Ogletree, who leads the plaintiffs' legal team; 91-year-old riot survivor Rowana McClure and US Representative Maxine Waters of California (4 minutes).

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