Jab over Java: Viola Fletcher and Hughes Van Ellis – 1921 Tulsa Survivors


Marking the 100th anniversary of one of the worst outbreaks of racist violence in American history, Viola Fletcher, 107, and Hughes Van Ellis, 100, open up to NBC’s Morgan Radford for Sunday TODAY about surviving the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Viola was just seven years old when a white mob attacked her home. Hughes would go on to fight in World War II for a country that still did not consider him an equal. They have testified before Congress, and here they tell their story.

Published on YouTube, 05.30.2021, by blacktreetv, republished with embed permission.



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