• Tulsa civil rights leader Rudord Henderson to be laid to rest

    By: Naomi Keitt


    TULSA, Okla. - Family, friends and community members are remembering a man who focused his life on ensuring equal opportunities for Tulsans.

    Ruford Henderson died at 72 years old due to health problems on October 13.

    Henderson was involved in several agencies across Tulsa during his life as a civil rights leader in the area.

    He co-founded the 100 Black Men of Tulsa and served as Vice President of the Tulsa NAACP. He also served as a Community-Based Policy Advisory Committee member under Tulsa Police Department Chief Drew Diamond.

    Friends told FOX23's Naomi Keitt that Henderson loved to help kids and was generous with his time.

    Henderson will be laid to rest on Saturday, October 19 at 10 a.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church.

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