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In Tulsa, Faith Leaders Call for Massacre Reparations

One hundred years after the violent destruction of a prosperous Black neighborhood, a coalition of faith communities is building support for reparations.

5/28/2021
Rev. Dr. Robert Turner prays on a street painting of Black Lives Matter in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, August 4, 2020

The Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, pastor of the Historic Vernon A.M.E. Church in Tulsa, kneels and prays on a Black Lives Matter mural on the surface of Greenwood Avenue, the heart of "Black Wall Street," the neighborhood that was destroyed in the 1921 massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (© 2020 Associated Press/Mike Simons for Tulsa World)