Tulsa race massacre survivors remember the horror: 'It’ll be something I’ll never forget'

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.”

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