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What Juneteenth and 'freedom' mean to an 109-year-old survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2023
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Juneteenth has become a day to celebrate freedom in the United States, but the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre are still fighting to be free from a terror that happened over a century ago. “We just heard people running and screaming and could smell smoke, seeing houses burning and people getting shot, falling dead,” 109-year-old Viola Fletcher told CNN. “In every direction you look, really, there was something going on and we always wondered why, but nobody had time to tell.” Fletcher was 7 years old when a...

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https://cnn.com/2023/06/20/us/juneteenth-tulsa-race-massacre/index.html

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