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In photos: Tulsa churches honor massacre victims on "holy ground" on centennial's eve

Tulsa massacre victims were honored by churches across the Oklahoma city on the eve of the 100th anniversary Sunday, with several speakers calling for reparations for survivors and for the economically struggling local area, per AP.

The big picture: The Greenwood District, where some 300 Black residents were killed by a white mob is "holy ground," said Nashville Rev. John Faison during a service at the First Baptist Church of North Tulsa. The centennial honors the victims and "celebrates the resilience and the resurgence of an amazing people," he said, AP reports.


Pictures of AME Church parishioners in Tulsa displayed during commemorations May 30. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images
Journalist Roland Martin with the Rev. Jesse Jackson lat the AME Church in the Greenwood district during the Tulsa Race Massacre commemorations in Tulsa May 30. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images
Community members attend a service marking the Tulsa Race Massacre at First Baptist Church North Tulsa in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, May 30. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images
South Carolina Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn is embraced before speaking at the AME Church on May 30. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

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