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A Weekend of Hope

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His message was a loud as the choir that raised the roof of the church. Jesse Jackson, giving one final sermon in Tulsa to help foster racial harmony.

"I think the white church community must be the good Samaritan and reach out to the beaten side of town," he said.

The beaten side, being the North side, where drums rang out at a memorial service for the victims, with candles, flowers, and a puddle on the sidewalk from liquor poured in their honor.

"It is an African tradition that we know that their bodies have been laid to rest to the ground, so therefore we pour spirit to let them know that their spirit will continue," said one woman.

In the spirit of unity, Rebeka Radcliff attended the service.

"It's incredibly important for Caucasian folks to come out and say we do not support this kind of activity and we condemn it, and we want to do everything we can to keep it from happening," she said.

Also looking to raise awareness.

"I think the main problem is unconsciousness and unawareness of things," said Rashid Campbell, pushing to educate the masses rather than focus on the perpetrators.

"It is much more productive to raise awareness around people who are innocent then to try and punish and ridicule those people who are the criminals, because once the majority understand how to deal with that problem then the criminals don't matter anymore," he said.

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