Muscogee Nation judge rules in favor of citizenship for slave descendants


Plaintiff Rhonda Grayson speaks outside of the Muscogee Nation court building after a hearing challenging the Muscogee citizenship board on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Okmulgee, Okla.

Citizenship for freedmen, descendants of Black slaves once owned by tribal members, has been a difficult issue for tribes as the U.S. reckons with its history of racism.

(Image credit: Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

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