Labor Day And The Elaine Massacre Of 1919

September 30th marks the 100th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre, often characterized as the most deadly racial confrontation in Arkansas history, and perhaps the bloodiest post-Civil War racial (and labor) conflict in the United States. The massacre certainly was racially motivated. African-American sharecroppers had gathered at a church in Hoop Spur, three miles north of … Continue reading Labor Day And The Elaine Massacre Of 1919