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Virtual Forum – The Tulsa Massacre and Destruction of Black Wall Street: The Case for Reparations and HR 40
May 31, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Join us for the first in an urgent online forum series with leaders from around the country to discuss one of the most important issues critical to the pursuit of racial justice in America.
Many Americans learned about the Tulsa massacre when it was dramatized on the HBO superhero series Watchmen. To the people who lost their homes, businesses, and lives it was no fantasy – it was a real-life horror story. Whites attempted to destroy the entire Black community in Tulsa.
The survivors and descendants of the massacred Black families in Tulsa continue to struggle for justice and attempt to repair the intergenerational trauma and lost
wealth in the community.
On May 31, 1921, the massacre and destruction began. On May 31, 2020, join scholars, activists, artists, and other leaders to address why the City of Tulsa must pay massacre victims reparations and Congress must pass H.R. 40 – a bill that would establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery and its legacy and make recommendations to Congress for reparations.
Featured guests include
Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, Founder, Terence Crutcher Foundation; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Lead sponsor of H.R. 40; Nicole Austin-Hillery, Executive Director of the US Program, Human Rights Watch; Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Montague Simmons, Movement for Black Lives Reparations Policy Table; Kamm Howard, National Co-Chairperson, National Coalition for Reparations for African Americans (NCOBRA); Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Civil Rights/Human Rights Attorney; Jasiri X, Hip-hop artist/activist
National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
African Ancestral Society, Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church, Met Cares Foundation, Solomon Simmons Law, Terence Crutcher Foundation, Tulsa Community Remembrance Coalition, ACLU of Oklahoma, The Who We Are Project