A Tulsa Race Massacre survivor looks back on Black Wall Street tragedy

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst race riots in US history, which destroyed much of a Tulsa neighborhood known as “Black Wall Street.” Olivia Hooker was 6 years old on that day, and hid under a table as a torch-carrying mob destroyed her home. Hooker died in 2018 at 103 years old — she was one of the oldest survivors of the massacre. A year before her death, The Postspoke to her about her memories of the devastating night — and the efforts to move forward as a country. “I lived a long time, but I didn’t live long enough to see justice,” she said at the time. Here’s a look back on that conversation.

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