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105-year-old race massacre survivor's Tulsa home restored


March 13, 2020

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — When Lessie Benningfield Randle turned 105 on Nov. 10, she wanted two things for her birthday.

Randle, one of the last remaining survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, wanted to look pretty and have her north Tulsa home restored. The first ask was easy, but it would take a team to give Randle's home the attention it needed.

On a recent Saturday, Randle saw the finished product with a crowd (and a smoker full of barbecue) to welcome her home. The housewarming, put together by Tiffany Crutcher, founder of the Terence Crutcher Foundation; Revitalize T-Town; and other...

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