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Reverend Robert Turner of the historic Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, damaged in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Support a petition calling for full reparations to survivors and descendants of the #TulsaRaceMassacre.


Voters made clear that racial justice needs to be a priority for the next Administration. The US Congress now has an opportunity to make history. Justice can't wait. Tell Congress to pass H.R. 40 now.