It makes me feel sad to know that people, civilized people, can't get along any better than that.

-Mother Randle


Mother Randle’s home was looted then destroyed during the massacre. Following the massacre, she was in emotional and physical distress, which resulted in poor health and security in the immediate aftermath of the Massacre.

The Massacre left her family without sufficient financial resources to provide the needed physical and emotional support to overcome the terror of the Massacre. 

As she testified in her October 14, 2020 deposition, Mother Randle experiences flashbacks of Black bodies that were stacked up on the street as her neighborhood was burning, causing her to constantly relive the terror of May 31 and June 1, 1921.  

In 1980, Mother Randle was forced to move from her family’s home in Greenwood due to the City of Tulsa’s racist urban development policies. Her family home was taken by the City of Tulsa through the racially discriminatory Urban Renewal program. 

Throughout her life, she and her family have struggled financially, emotionally, and socially as a result of the Massacre and the continuing public nuisance and will continue to suffer until the nuisance is abated.

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