• Tulsa Race Massacre Descendants Can't Sue For Reparations, Judge Says

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    By Safire R. Sostre · Updated August 5, 2022 Six descendants of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre cannot sue for reparations, an Oklahoma judge said, while three known survivors of the attack can move forward with the lawsuit. Tulsa County District Judge Caroline Wall signed the order on Tuesday, allowing Lessie Benningfield “Mother” Randle, 106; Viola “Mother” Fletcher, 107; and Hughes Van Ellis, Sr., 101, to continue seeking reparations under state nuisance laws, according to the Associated Press. In addition to the six descendants, Wall dismissed the Historic Vernon AME Church...
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