Elaine, Arkansas Race Massacre Truth Seeking Conference
February 8, 2019 (note change of date from Jan. 26-27)
The Elaine Massacre of 1919 was perhaps the deadliest racial confrontation in the history of the United States occurring at the end of the Red Summer of 1919. Over 200 murdered African Americans are identified by name, unnamed are uncounted, over 280 were jailed and twelve men were unjustly sentenced to death.
February 8, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Elaine Legacy Center, 313 College Ave., Elaine, Arkansas
Friday, February 8
The Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference (UN NGO) Truth Seeking Commission hearings will be held before a panel of commissioners with testimony from local residents and nationally known historians and researchers. Starts at 9:30 am Friday. The commission is sponsored by the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference in partnership with the Elaine Legacy Center and the National Council of Churches.