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Wess Young, Mayor David Dinkins, Otis Clark at WBLS studios in NYC.

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Tulsa Mayor Hosts “Before They Die!” Premiere Screening and Benefit for Tulsa Race Riot Survivors

Before They Die Premiere Poster

Before They Die Premiere Poster

On October 19, 2008 the Mayor of Tulsa will host the premiere screeing of Before They Die!, with special guest appearance by Tulsa native Alfre Woodard. The event will also be a fund raiser to benefit the Survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. This event is a step in the journey to healing for the Tulsa community. All living Tulsa Race Riot survivors are being invited to attend the event. General admission tickets are $25, information on purhcasing tickets and making donations for the benefit can be found at www.beforetheydiemovie.com

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Tulsa Race Riot Survivors Tell Story on Comcast

Mr. Otis Clark & Professor Suzette Malveaux Mr. Otis Clark & Dr. Olivia Hooker
Tulsa Race Riot Survivors Mr. Otis Clark, Dr. Olivia Hooker and Mr. Wes Young will be telling their stories on Comcast Channel CN8, Art Fennell Reports, at 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on December 27th and January 8th. If you don’t get Comcast, you can see it on the Internet by going to the website

http://ne.cn8.tv/video/cn8live.asp?lChannelID=645&#

at the same time and on the same dates. Their first hand accounts were taped at Temple University Law School in a Symposium sponsored by Temple, the Lomax Companies, and Harvard Law’s School Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice on October 22, 2007. They did a great job – it was an amazing and inspiring event. Professors Charles Ogletree, Dean Reinstein and Suzette Malveaux commented on the case.

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Hearing on H.R.40 in House Judiciary Committee

Professor Charles Ogeltree

Professors Charles Ogletree and Eric Miller testified before the House Judiciary Committee on behalf of HR 40. A video of their historic testimony on behalf of HR 40 is now available on the House Judiciary Committee’s website:

http://judiciary.house.gov/oversight.aspx?ID=400

Charles’ testimony begins at 40 minutes in and Eric’s begins at 3 hours, 56 minutes in. All of the testimony is really worth listening to—including those who spoke against HR 40, especially Stephen Thernstorm (of Harvard’s history department).

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