President Joe Biden visited Tulsa on Tuesday in order to commemorate and memorialize the Tulsa Race Massacre on its centennial as some survivors and activists push for reparations.
As The Daily Wire noted, the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission was reportedly putting together the “Remember & Rise” event on May 31 that was scheduled to include a performance by singer John Legend, and speakers, including Stacey Abrams.
NBC reported, however, that the event “was abruptly canceled because lawyers representing survivors and descendants demanded a higher fee for their participation in the event than had been originally agreed upon, a commission official said.”
The three living survivors’ legal representatives reportedly asked for the survivors to be included in the event in exchange for $100,000 each and a $2 million seed donation to a reparations coalition fund, state Senator Kevin Matthews, chairman of the commission, said at a press conference.
Even though the parties had agreed to those terms, at the last minute, the lawyers instead requested