Hunter Klaus

James White, a member of the Elaine Legacy Center, stands on one of the alleged sites of the 1919 race massacre.

Arkansas Residents Make a Case for Reparations 100 Years After the Elaine Massacre

A small Southern town tries to come to terms with its blood-soaked legacy.


Fortify your mind! Join the Prospect today

Support The American Prospect's independent, nonprofit journalism by becoming a member today. You will stay engaged with the best and brightest political and public policy reporting and analyses, and help keep this website free from paywalls and open for all to read. Our membership levels offer a range of perks including an opt-in to receive the print magazine by mail.