Nigerian chief hosts survivors of 1921 Tulsa massacre in Ghana

Nigerian chief hosts survivors of 1921 Tulsa massacre in Ghana
Survivors of 1921 Tulsa massacre

The King of the Nigerian Igbo Community in Ghana, His Royal Majesty Eze, Dr. Chukwudi Jude Ihenetu has said history was made on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, after he hosted two known survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 in his palace in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

The iconic figures, Viola Fletcher who is 107-years-old and her brother, Hughes Van Ellis who is 100-years-old requested to visit Africa where they believe they are originally from.

At the colour-filled ceremony, HRM Eze Ihenetu disclosed that the historic visit is a win for Nigerians in Diaspora adding that the visit of the centenarians is a blessing.

“This is a recognition for Nigerians in the diaspora. It’s not an easy thing for the American Embassy, American government to approve that such a state woman be crowned over here, in the palace of Nigerians,” HRM Eze Ihenetu said.

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