THEIR BLOOD CRIES OUT: The Tulsa Massacre and Destruction of Black Wall Street: The Case for Reparations and HR 40

May 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
@ 8:00 pm

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.

YouTube Live stream, viewable on aclu.org/reparations

Featuring:

  • Vanessa Hall-Harper, Tulsa City Council
  • Nicole Austin-Hillary, Human Rights Watch
  • Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Author & Economist
  • Jeff Robinson, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Damario Solomon-Simmons, Oklahoma Civil Rights Attorney
  • Nkechi Taifa, National African American Reparations Coalition
  • Rev. Robert Turner, Tulsa’s Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church
  • & more, with performances as well as presentations from Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)