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Arkansas Delta town finding the truth about 1919 massacre that killed 200 Black People @3onyourside

Posted in Black Story with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2019 by Brother Perspective Magazine
Arkansas Delta town finding the truth about 1919 massacre that killed 200

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ELAINE, Ark. — It is considered one of the darkest days in American history — the Elaine, Arkansas Massacre of 1919.

More than 200 African-Americans — men, women and some children — were killed by armed whites in the small Arkansas Delta town about an hour and half southwest of Memphis. It’s called one of the most bloody and horrific massacres in American history.

Five white people were killed in the massacre. However, no white people were ever charged for the killings.

Friday, hundreds of people gathered for what’s called the Elaine Truth Telling Commission hearing, an examination of the tragic events. Through letters and notes handed down from generations, residents of Elaine reflected on the massacre of 1919.

It all started when black sharecroppers sought to unionize.

read more at: https://wreg.com/2019/02/08/arkansas-delta-town-finding-the-truth-about-1919-massacre-that-killed-200/?fbclid=IwAR3TPFYqOUO_deXOE6aXe-YIKj2DbxWuN4D4LRAPLMaThnn5O4_VZzbCJ6E

research learn more: https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/elaine-arkansas-riot-1919/

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Evil Truth: Endangered Cities: Memphis

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 8, 2014 by Brother Perspective Magazine

A product of Dr. Charles Santo’s Financing Community Development Class, Spring 2014

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