Tulsa lives lost, lost history, and history ignored
VNN Weekly Digest May 30- June 5
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
5 dead, including shooter, in mass shooting at Saint Francis
(OKLAHOMA) The Tulsa Community Foundation has a Saint Francis Employee Emergency Fund setup to help members of the Saint Francis family. To see what you can do to help, visit https://tulsacf.org/saintfrancisstrong/.
Man ignites social media firestorm after posting he purchased long-lost death records for $75
(OKLAHOMA) An Oklahoma City man has come forward saying he bought historic death certificate ledgers from a local thrift store, containing thousands of records of Black and Indian people who were buried between 1910 and 1916 in Muskogee County.
Black Freedmen descendants ignored as Gov. Stitt clashes with tribes
(OKLAHOMA) Before Black Wall Street birthed the wealthiest African American business district in the nation, Black people known as Freedmen were once enslaved by the nation’s Five largest Indigenous Tribes.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Episodes of heavy rain and severe thunderstorms will be focused across the south-central Plains between two stationary fronts and record high temperatures will be challenged across portions of Texas.
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