The Massacre of Black Sharecroppers That Led the Supreme Court to Curb the Racial Disparities of the Justice System

 

Jonathan Jackson speaks at the Healing of the Land ceremony in Elaine, Arkansas. He is surrounded by crosses and exhibits commemorating the victims of the massacre. (Olivia Paschal, Facing South)

Arkansas' Phillips County remembers the racial massacre America forgot

 
GERTRUDE NEWSOME JACKSON

Gertrude Newsome Jackson, a longtime activist who played a central role in the civil-rights movement in Phillips County, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at the age of 95.

 

The body of Frances Hall, one of the few victims of the massacre who can be identified by name, thanks to the journalists Robert Whitaker and Ida B. Wells, near Elaine, Arkansas, October 1919

The Ghosts of Elaine, Arkansas, 1919 -  By Jerome Karabel




 

Robert Scott

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

 

ELAINE MEMORIAL TREE

 Judge calls for hate-crime probe in monument defacement

 

ELAINE RIOT - 2 PART VIDEO

This engaging 20 minute documentary, narrated by actor Ossie Davis, tells the story of the 1919 race riot in Elaine, Arkansas. Through this important early chapter in the Civil Rights Movement, African American farmers in the Delta region experienced great tragedy, fought for social justice, and ultimately found vindication in the US Supreme Court.

 

The Scipio A. Jones House is a historic house at 1872 South Cross Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. It is a 1-1/2 story masonry structure, finished in an elaborate interpretation of the Craftsman style with a variety of materials. It has a clipped-gable roof covered with red tile, with a skirt of roofing extending across the front above the first floor. The entrance is recessed under a stone-faced arch, which is flanked by stuccoed bays with bands of three sash windows.  

 BORN IN THE 3RD YEAR OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Scipio Africanus Jones (August 3, 1863 – March 2, 1943) was an African-American educator, lawyer, judge, philanthropist, and Republican politician from the state of Arkansas.

He was most known for having guided the appeals of the twelve African-American men condemned to death after the Elaine Race Riot of October 1919.

More than one hundred African Americans were indicted in the aftermath of the riot, although an estimated one hundred to two hundred blacks were killed in the county, along with five whites.

 No whites were prosecuted by the state.

The case was appealed to the United States Supreme Court, which in Moore v. Dempsey (1923) set a precedent of reviewing the conduct of state criminal trials against the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Jones was born into slavery in Smith Township near Tulip in Dallas County in south Arkansas.

 

IDA B. WELLS-BARNETT




BLACK JOURNALIST 
COVERS ELAINE RIOT

 

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ANGRY WHITES GATHER IN FROM OF ELAINE STORE

What Started the Arkansas Sharecropper Massacre of 1919? A Union.

 




Evil in the Delta: Elaine, Arkansas, 1919

 

ELAINE'S RED SUMMER 



Arkansas Week Special Edition: The Elaine Massacre Oct 1, 2019

 

Account of the Elaine, Arkansas race riots of 1919 produced by Dr. Robert Franklin.


Want to truly memorialize a 100-year-old race massacre? Let the people see the truth

https://baptistnews.com/article/want-to-truly-memorialize-a-100-year-old-race-massacre-let-the-people-see-the-truth/#.XZztJPdOk4U

 

Arkansas’ Phillips County Remembers the Racial Massacre the US Forgot

 












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