Listen to this Article Now
Ghana invited overcomers of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre Viola Ford Fletcher who is 107 years of age and her sibling Hughes Van Ellis, 100 years of age.
The two are the last known living overcomers of the 1921 bigoted massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This is the first occasion when they step on African soil for a visit in Ghana. The visit is essential for a “homecoming” effort coordinated by the web-based media stage Our Black Truth.
“I think this one of the greatest noteworthy African diasporas that has returned to us. At the point when the president made the declaration on Beyond the Return, 2018 in DC and praising the Beyond the Return in 2019, we never believed that one of our kin who was removed age from that, 107 years of age and have the enthusiasm and interest to visit Ghana. Without help from anyone else as well as bringing along the more youthful sibling along who is 100 years of age,” Nadia Adongo Musah, agent overseer of Diaspora Office, Office of the President said.
On May 31, 1921, a gathering of Black men went to the Tulsa town hall to protect a youthful African American man blamed for attacking a white lady. They ended up confronting a horde of many enraged white individuals.
Pressures spiked and shots were discharged, and the African Americans withdrew to their area, Greenwood.
The following day, at day break, white men plundered and consumed the area, at the time so prosperous it was called Black Wall Street.
In 2001, a commission made to contemplate the misfortune presumed that Tulsa specialists themselves had furnished a portion of the white agitators.
History specialists say that upwards of 300 African American occupants lost their lives, and almost 10,000 individuals were left destitute in the 1921 occurrence that drew the white against the dark.