Tulsa pastor gives ‘reparations’ to massacre survivors, calls on churches to take the lead

  • Written by Leonardo Blair, Christian Post Reporter
  • Published on 29th June 2021
    Transformation Church Pastor Michael Todd (L) thanks the only three living survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre for “surviving the devastation” of the riot on Sunday, June 20, 2021. The survivors (seated from left to right) are Viola Fletcher, 107; Hughes Van Ellis, 100; and Lessie Randle, 106. | (Screenshot: Facebook/Transformation Church)
  • Transformation Church Pastor Michael Todd in Bixby, Oklahoma, called on churches across America to take the lead on the issue of reparations as he presented $200,000 checks to each of the only living survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre during a moving sermon on Sunday.
  • Transformation Church gave away a total of $1 million to the massacre survivors and non-profit organizations on Sunday.
  • The Tulsa Race Massacre, according to History.com, occurred over 18 hours from May 31 to June 1, 1921. A white mob attacked residents, homes and businesses in the predominantly black Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. It is one of the worst incidents of racial violence in U.S. history.


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