On the 100 year anniversary of the race massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma that left hundreds of Black citizens dead, CBS’s Gayle King was joined by two survivors on Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy, where they spoke about what they witnessed.
“Men came in and started shooting in. I do remember a lot of people being murdered,” said 106-year-old Lessie Benningfield Randle, who later added, “I want the world to know, I never want to see anything else like that anymore, and I hope it never happens again.”
“And they were giving notice out on the street. Leave town. Leave town,” 107-year-old Viola Fletcher added. “They’re killing all of the Black people.”
Asked if she thinks about the massacre a lot or tries to never think about it, Fletcher responded, “Oh no, I think about it every day. I think it’ll be something I’ll never forget. The people getting killed. Had to give up our home and all.”