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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Regarding Tulsa Race Massacre Victims Who Were Seeking Repayment

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); On Friday, a judge, in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, courtroom, dismissed a lawsuit from three survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. A white mob had entered the Greenwood community, killing many. Lessie Benningfield Randle, Viola Fletcher, and Hughes Van Ellis Jr., the plaintiffs, were all children during the massacre. They had filed the lawsuit, citing "public nuisance," hoping for reparations. They were asking for immunity from taxes, fees, and assessments for the next 99 years, a scholarship fund for the descendants of the Greenwood district,...