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A Chance to Meet Living History

Over the next few days and weeks we will introduce you to survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, like Mr. Otis Clark, Mr. Otis Clark who at 104, is the oldest known living survivor. We’ll have audio and video so that you can really get to know these amazing people. We will also tell you about the documentary that has followed the Survivors’ quest for justice through the US legal system all the way to the Supreme Court and the international arena.

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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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“What the History Books Won’t Teach You…”

Welcome to the Before They Die documentary blog.

The worn, tattered books in the photo at the top of this blog reflect what history has had to say about the 1921 Tusla Race Riot – the absence of titles on the spines of the books says it all… NOT MUCH. Just as the torn books are in need of repair, so to the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot are in need of reparations. Unlike other US citizens who have been compensated for terroists acts that have occur on US soil (the Japanese-Americans after WWII, 911 victims, Oklahoma City bombing), the Tulsa Race Riot survivors are still waiting. Many of the survivors could no longer wait on this earth for the justice that had long eluded them. But there are those who are still waiting to see justice prevail…BEFORE THEY DIE.

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