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Senator Lankford Marks 98th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre

TULSA, OK – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today marked the 98th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Last week, Lankford recognized the anniversary on the Senate floor. Lankford today will participate in the John Hope Franklin Symposium at the John Hope Franklin Center in Tulsa and speak on reconciliation.

“We are still a nation that honors reconciliation. We should always remember who we were and envision who we can be as a nation,” said Lankford. “We must continue to resolve broken relationships whenever we find them. North Tulsa, Tulsa County, and our state continue to unite our families as we prepare to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre on May 31, 2021. That day, the whole nation will see how we have opened our hearts to reconciliation as a state. 

In 2017, Lankford and Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) started an effort called Solution Sundays as a simple idea to encourage Americans to address racial tensions by inviting a family of another race over for a meal in their home for the purpose of building genuine relationships and learning from other perspectives.