Tulsa Race Riot Survivor's Legacy Rem...

Tulsa Race Riot Survivor's Legacy Remembered

There are 16 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Sep 15, 2010, titled Tulsa Race Riot Survivor's Legacy Remembered. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

A survivor of the Tulsa Race Riots who passed away last week is being remembered by her family for encouraging her children and grandchildren to look to the future and not be afraid to pursue their dreams.

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Trishia

Tulsa, OK

#1 Sep 15, 2010
I'm sorry for your loss, sounds like she was an amazing woman. Where can we hear more about her story?

Since: Mar 10

Tulsa, OK

#2 Sep 15, 2010
RIP Ms. McCondichie. My thoughts are with her family.
Wasnot There

Tulsa, OK

#3 Sep 15, 2010
It's nice to see that someone who was actually there and lived through it is telling her children and grandchildren "to look to the future".
TULSA

Tulsa, OK

#4 Sep 15, 2010
R.I.P.
Proud to be white

United States

#5 Sep 15, 2010
R.I.P.
soonerdon

Tulsa, OK

#6 Sep 15, 2010
May God have mercy on your Family during your time of loss! I would have loved to met her and talked to her. Sounded like a truly amazing woman. Tulsa was lucky to have had her.
SSDD

Tulsa, OK

#7 Sep 15, 2010
I'm sure she's real proud of all of the hoodlums and thuggery going on in North Tulsa these days.

I wouldn't advocate another riot, but I WOULD advocate cleaning up the "norf side" once and for all.
Tjuan Taylor

Sand Springs, OK

#8 Sep 15, 2010
There was no Tulsa race riot. It's all just an elaborate story to put Tulsa on the map.
Proud to be white

United States

#9 Sep 16, 2010
Tijuana Taylor wrote:
There was no Tulsa race riot. It's all just an elaborate story to put Tulsa on the map.
And the stupid has spoken, oh yeah, and I fixed your name.
carmelita ruff

AOL

#10 Sep 16, 2010
she was a amazing woman i was lucky to be in her life
Jay Royce

Tulsa, OK

#11 Sep 18, 2010
To: SSDD? Why display your ignorancy by saying their are thuggery and hoodlums in North Tulsa? Thugs and hoodlums do not have a district. You have evil every where. Some of your Motorcycle gangs are more hoodlum than some people in North Tulsa could ever dream of being. Stop spewing hatred out of your mouth, but perhaps you cant stop spewing it out of your mouth because it is in your heart. No one is proud of evil. What would be your plan to clean up the North side? We have a woman that was a part of the Tulsa Race Riot. Give condolence to the family. She was and amazing woman and will be greatly missed.
Gods Angel

Broken Arrow, OK

#12 Sep 18, 2010
Norf-Tulsa has a realy bad name because all the black violence I wouldnt live there if it were free.
private

Plainsboro, NJ

#13 Sep 18, 2010

Poem I’m Not My Skin

I’m not my skin
I’m not your expectations
I’m the soul that lives in me,
I’m that which the blind can see
And all that you can’t see.

I’m the little boy confused
By the world’s segregation,
I’m the laugh of their talk,
I’m not trying to be you,
Look at my stiff black hair?
It stands tall like trees in the forest:
Its feels so pure and sets me free.
Look at my thoughts, they are diverse
And full of colors.

I’m not my skin
I’m not who you think Iam,
I’m the river that flows and blesses
Every oasis with a touch of water.
I’m the man who sees no color.

Touch my tan skin
And you’ll see that I’m human too.
I’m not trying to gain approval from you,
I just want you to know that I’m not my skin.
My culture is scarred by the human traitors,
I owe no forgiveness to any man alive…
Does the way I walk, smile or wear my afro
Make me any less human?
Should I be ashamed of my own skin?

I’m not my skin,
I’m not my hair,
I’m the soul that lives within,
Poverty, disease, loss of human dignity
Are my arch enemies besides man.

Your broken kisses heal my human body,
You spite for a person of a person my kind
Cannot break or shake to take me away into any
Sort of mortal shame for the skin that covers my
Bones and muscles.
My hearts beats rhythmically like a Zambian drum,
My broad nose inhales the air my ancestors left,
My eyes see the moon, sun and the stars
That Bantu forefathers
Worshiped and sacrificed lives for…
And this is who I’ll always be.

I’m not my skin,
I’m the simple person you’ll never know,
I’m the culture will never touch,
I’m the proud onyx soul you’ll never kiss.

I’m that little girl on mother’s back
Who she carried whenever
She went begging on the street,
I’m that lost lone needle in the hay.
You can only see my russet skin..
In me you can only see a slave,
A second class human!
I’ll continue to walk tall like the beautiful
African queen my mother told me I’m.

I’m not my skin,
Like you I’m not perfect, I react when I don’t mean to.
To kill me, take away my skin
And throw it beyond my children’s reach.
My black skin rages your emotions…
Your lust for another killing of my kind
Fuels every breath you take.

Here’s a knife tear my skin apart?
You’ll see that the blood I hold is scarlet…
Like a human’s or any other animal’s.
When my heart is broken I cry just like you do,
To you good skin means bright and not black.
The sun can’t hurt me I tamed her,
The night’s creatures can’t see me
Because my skin camouflages my soul.
Your bitter words can’t hurt me, I hate them not you.


RJH

Tulsa, OK

#14 Sep 20, 2010
Tjuan Taylor wrote:
There was no Tulsa race riot. It's all just an elaborate story to put Tulsa on the map.
You are wrong on this! I personally had a family member that was part of the local paper and was a photographer. I have the pics in my hand....
Tjuan Taylor

Tulsa, OK

#15 Sep 20, 2010
RJH wrote:
<quoted text> You are wrong on this! I personally had a family member that was part of the local paper and was a photographer. I have the pics in my hand....
I'll give you three guesses what I have in my hand.
Your family members were part of the hoax.
ladydj

Houston, TX

#16 Sep 23, 2010
If you google her name Eldoris McCondichie other articles will be available. Also you tube has several videos.

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