Reparations bill for Tulsa Race Massacre survivors introduced in Congress

May 24, 2021
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After hearing emotional testimony from three survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, a Georgia congressman introduced a bill Friday that would make it easier for them to seek reparations.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said the Tulsa-Greenwood Massacre Claims Accountability Act would provide survivors and descendants access to the courts to seek restitution for one of the worst episodes of racial violence in U.S. history. In the past, he said, survivors and descendants have had their claims rejected because of statute-of-limitations restrictions.

“The victims of this atrocity have been denied justice far too long,” said Johnson, chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on courts, intellectual property and the Internet.

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