Gilcrease Museum

Photograph courtesy of the Gilcrease Museum

A new exhibit at the Gilcrease Museum lets visitors ask virtual versions of living Tulsa Race Massacre survivors about their experiences.

StoryFile and the Terence Crutcher Foundation present “The Legacy of Survival,” which uses artificial intelligence and interviews with 106-year-old Lessie Benningfield “Mother” Randle and 107-year-old Viola “Mother” Fletcher to help them share their stories. Randle and Fletcher watched Thursday as their grandchildren, LaDonna Penny and Ike Howard, tested it out with their virtual counterparts.

Penny asked a question that cued the virtual Mother Randle to talk about how she’d seen men beaten and worse. The real-life Randle then reacted to what she saw.

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