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.


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