Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hear Tulsa Race Riot Survivors’ Case

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will convene a hearing on March 2, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. EST (2 p.m. to 3 p.m. GMT), on the Tulsa Race Riot. The hearing is a result of a petition by the Survivors of the Tulsa Race Riot to the Organization of American States.

The proceedings can be heard live on the Internet at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights web site http://www.cidh.org. The audio will be available for a limited time for download at the site after the hearing.
Tulsa Race Riot Survivors at the Supreme Court Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. lead attorney for the Tulsa Race Riot Survivors will present the case. In attendance will be Mr. Otis Clark, who at age 104 is the oldest known living survivor, and Dr. Olivia J. Hooker, the first African-American female officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

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