Tulsa family shares history of relatives who survived 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

TULSA, Okla. — Jeana Dorsey is remembering her grandparents who survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

Dorsey is a 6th and 7th-grade geography teacher at Carver Middle School.

Dorsey says her grandmother Rosa Davis Skinner and grandfather Thomas Robert (goes by T.R.) Davis were 21 and 35 respectively when the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre happened.

Millie Vickers is an office clerk at Carver Middle School. Rosa and T.R. were here great-grandparents.

Vickers says – as we get closer to the massacre, they remember the terrible tragedy and how their family survived.

Vickers says T.R. told his church congregation at Paradise Baptist Church, just a few days before the massacre that he had a dream that a storm was coming predicting the events of the massacre on Greenwood.

Rosa Davis Skinner’s picture is hanging in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

Rosa passed away in 1995 at 96 years old.

T.R. passed away in the 1940′s before most of the grandchildren got to meet him.