This weekend, Tulsa commemorates the centennial of the brutal massacre that rocked the city.

The Fight for Tulsa’s Soul

The Bloomberg of Tulsa, billionaire philanthropist George Kaiser.

Same, but Different

The Reverend Robert Turner holds the remains of Ed Lockard, a victim of the Tulsa Massacre and member of the church that Turner now helms.

“If you burn down someone’s house, you do something. You atone…. That is the definition of reparations.”

At 106 years old, Lessie Benningfield Randle is one of the last living survivors of the massacre. She is calling for reparations for survivors and their families.

Changing the Game

Tulsa mayor G. T. Bynum has done more to solve Tulsa’s race problem than any other mayor, yet he does not support reparations.

“I have not supported [racial reconciliation in Tulsa] for any sense of personal or familial or even community guilt or responsibility, but just because it is the right thing to do.”

Reverend Turner leads a march for reparations in Tulsa.

“You find the card that makes us peaceful — reparations — but that card isn’t even on the table. Instead, Tulsa leadership says, ‘We gave you a park. We gave you the first Black police chief. Why are you complaining?’”

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Adrian Margaret Brune is a native Oklahoman who lives, works, writes, runs and plays competitive tennis in London, UK.

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Adrian Margaret Brune is a native Oklahoman who lives, works, writes, runs and plays competitive tennis in London, UK.

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