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Honoring Viola "Mother" Fletcher - One Of The Last Tulsa Survivors - On Her 107th Birthday

Honoring Viola

She's an honorable elder!

Centenarian Viola "Mother" Fletcher enough experience to fill a library. She has seen two world wars, lived through two global pandemics, and is one of the last survivors of the Tulsa massacre. Today for her 107th birthday, public figures and celebrities are honoring her with a video tribute.

The World War II veteran who "worked in the Cals-Ships Shipyard and was an assistant welder in the shop yard" isn't a stranger to big birthdays. Last year her family threw her a socially distanced parade.

“My grandmother’s been my rock,” her grandson Ike Howard who drove from California to Oklahoma, told reporters last year.

Her granddaughter-in-law, Megan Crumpton, said her life is like a history book.

“Living history. National treasure. Superwoman. I just can’t imagine some of the things she’s had to endure in life.”

As a Tulsa survivor she has pushed for reparations from the City of Tulsa, and others are lending their voices in support.

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The internet joined in their support of Mother Fletcher for her birthday.

Happy 107th Birthday to Mother Viola Fletcher!!! 🎈🥳🎈 She was only 7 years old when she had to flee from the Tulsa Race...

Posted by Zuri Lee on Monday, May 10, 2021

Thank you Mother Fletcher for sharing your history with us. We are wishing you another year of joy and blessings!

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