- The childhood home of 105-year-old Oklahoma lady named Lessie Benningfield Randle has been restored after 99 years
- The building was destroyed in 1921 in a massacre popularly known as Tulsa Race Riot, which the 105-year-old survived
- The project to put up a building for Lessie was spearheaded by Dr Tiffany Crutcher, a descendant of another survivor
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A 105-year-old lady identified as Lessie Benningfield Randle who is one of the last known living survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Massacre in Oklahomer has had her birthday celebrated in grand style.
According to Theoklahomaeagle.net, the old lady's restored house was her beloved childhood home that was completely pulled down during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot.
The group that made the 105-year-old Lessie Benningfield Randle's dream come true was led by Dr Tiffany Crutcher who is the founder of the Terence Crutcher Foundation.
Dr Tiffany Crutcher who stated that he was pleased to make the gesture did so in partnership with Revitalize T-Town, Tony Moore, Executive Director of the Gathering Place, Vanessa Hall-Harper, District 1 City Councilor, and a host of Tulsa community members.
Speaking about the project to rebuild the home for the old woman, the leader of the project spoke emotional words revealing how touching it is for him to see the gesture as he is a descendant of a survivor:
“This project is near and dear to my heart and as a descendant of a suvivor of the massacre who is no longer living, I feel it is my duty to honor the life and legacy of Mother Randle who survived and endured one of the worst domestic terrorist attacks on American soil.
He went further to state that "This act of kindness honors the legacy of my great grandmother, the late Rebecca Brown Crutcher who fled the massacre in fear of her life”.
The Tulsa race massacre (also called the Tulsa race riot, the Greenwood Massacre, or the Black Wall Street Massacre) of 1921 took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents attacked black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In other news, Ghana's Independence Day parade and commemoration happened in grand style at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on March 6, 2020.
As is typical of any grand celebration happening in Ghana, there were several fun sides to the big day on social media as the responsible stakeholders handled the serious parts of the day.
YEN.com.gh takes a look at some of the funniest and adorable photos and videos that might not be forgotten in a while because of their captivating nature.
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