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‘I have lived through the massacre every day’: Tulsa massacre survivors testify before House committee


Viola Fletcher, 107, and her brother Hughes Van Ellis, 100, are the last living survivors of the 1921 race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The pair testified before a House committee to demand justice and share their stories from the deadly massacre. As the country marks 100 years since the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, NBC News will feature reports next week across, TODAY, Nightly News with Lester Holt, MSNBC, NBC News NOW, CNBC and Peacock on the commemoration, the dig to unearth the victims of the massacre and efforts to bring awareness to what is widely considered the worst act of racial violence in America. Our cross-platform and in-depth coverage includes a documentary, “Blood on Black Wall Street: The Legacy of the Tulsa Massacre” and a two-part podcast hosted by MSNBC correspondent Trymaine Lee. NBC’s Tulsa: The Massacre & the Movement coverage begins next Thursday.