CCR joins NLG in Seeking Reparations for Victims of Tulsa Race Riots

CCR along with the National Lawyer’s Guild, the National Conference of Black Lawyers, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed an amicus brief in the case Alexander v. Oklahoma, supportive of the plaintiff’s petition for writ of certiorari to the United Stated Supreme Court.

The plaintiffs, victims of the Tulsa Race Riot, are seeking reparations for the devastating human rights abuses that occurred in Greenwood, Oklahoma in 1921 when the African American community of Tulsa was destroyed.

The suit was dismissed by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on statute of limitations grounds. The brief CCR and other organizations filed demonstrates that the due to the extraordinary conditions or the situation in Tulsa demand that the plaintiffs receive their day in court.

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October 23, 2007