Tulsa Race Massacre survivors’ legal professionals on ‘Remember + Rise’ cancellation

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Lawyers for Tulsa Race Massacre survivors are disputing a news report that their desire for tens of millions of pounds led the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Fee to cancel a substantially-predicted, substantial profile event.

In a telephone interview Friday, attorneys Damario Solomon-Simmons, Michael Swartz, Sara Solfanelli and McKenzie Haynes took concern with a CBS News report that Solomon-Simmons issued a “non-negotiable” need for $50 million in trade for massacre survivors’ participation in the centennial commission’s “Try to remember and Rise” celebration.    

Damario Solomon-Simmons

CBS News quoted an anonymous resource on the centennial fee who appeared to blame “an lawyer” for the survivors for the cancellation of “Bear in mind and Increase,” which was to be held Monday at ONEOK Area. The application was to be nationally televised and was to element Grammy Award-profitable recording artist John Legend and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams as exclusive visitors. 

Illustrated historical past:‘Dodging bullets’ and coming household to ‘nothing left’: An illustrated heritage of the Tulsa Race Massacre.