Study Finds New Information Regarding the Elaine Massacre of 1919


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A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and alumnus have uncovered new information regarding the Elaine Massacre, one of the worst race massacres in United States history. Almost exactly 100 years ago, in September 1919, representatives of the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of American met with approximately 100 African-American farmers at a church in Hoop Spur, near Elaine, Arkansas, to discuss unionizing. The meeting was interrupted by a group of White men who shot and killed two other White men in the meeting. Then, a mob of about 500 to 1,000 White people stormed through...