The Elaine Massacre: The Red Summer of 1919

The Elaine Massacre: The Red Summer of 1919

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September 1919, five whites and an estimated 200 blacks were killed in the bloodiest ethnic conflict, in the history of the United States. In Elaine Arkansas Blacks were Sharecroppers, the price of crops were some of the highest it had been in a generation. The black sharecroppers were aware of the unfair practices of the white landowners, they would ensure that their voices would be heard.