Tulas Race Massacre survivor Hughes Van Ellis dies at 102

October 11, 2023 | Newsbreak

By Caitlin O’Kane | Newsbreak

Hughes Van Ellis, one of the last remaining survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre, died on Monday at the age 102, Oklahoma State Rep. Regina Goodwin confirmed to CBS News. Van Ellis, known as “Uncle Redd,” survived the 1921 racist act of terrorism on the city’s thriving Black community in the Greenwood District, which was known as “Black Wall Street.”

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