Ghana holds citizenship ceremony for two Tulsa Race Massacre Survivors

Published: 1/Mar/2023
Source: / GNA

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), have held a Ghanaian Citizenship ceremony for two of the three last-known living survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

The two, 108-year-old Viola Fletcher, and her 101-year-old brother, Van Ellis, received their Ghanaian citizenship at a solemn but impressive ceremony at the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC.

In 2021, Fletcher, affectionately called “Mother Fletcher,” and Ellis, often called “Uncle Red,” travelled to Ghana for the first time where President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, conferred on them Ghanaian citizenship.

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Themes: Discrimination, Naturalisation et le mariage, Ethnique/Raciale/Religieuse
Regions: Ghana
Year: 2023