‘This was a massacre’: Biden honours Tulsa race massacre survivors 100 years on – video

Joe Biden on Tuesday became the first sitting US president to visit the site in Tulsa, オクラホマ, where hundreds of Black Americans were massacred by a white mob in 1921, as he marked the country’s legacy of racial violence.

Biden oversaw a moment of silence for the victims after meeting with three people who lived in the district during the massacre: Viola Fletcher, Hughes Van Ellis and Lessie Benningfield Randle.

Now between the ages of 101 そして 107, the survivors who met Biden asked Congress for ‘justice’ this year and are parties to a lawsuit against state and local officials seeking several remedies for the massacre, including a victim compensation fund