Tulsa massacre survivor, 107, testifies to US Congress: 'I still smell smoke and see fire'

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Viola Fletcher, the oldest living survivor of the Tulsa, Oklahoma, massacre, was seven when a white mob attacked the city’s 'Black Wall Street' in 1921, killing an estimated 300 African Americans. For decades, the atrocity on Greenwood Avenue was actively covered up. On Wednesday, Fletcher appeared before a House of Representatives judiciary subcommittee considering legal remedies. Fletcher, who was a domestic worker for most of her life, said she was seeking justice and referred to the 'daily horror' inflicted on Black people in the US
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