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I am the second

100 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, last living survivors urge America to not forget

Viola Fletcher can still smell the smoke of burning buildings and see "Black bodies lying in the street." Nearly 100 years after a white mob attacked a Black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing an estimated 300 people and torching thousands of homes and businesses, Fletcher says she still hears the screams.

The big picture: As the country prepares to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the last living survivors, including 107-year-old Fletcher, testified this week before a House committee considering reparations for survivors and their descendants.

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