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In memory of 237 union sharecroppers massacred for working to organize union

Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 1919, Elaine, Arkansas. In honor and memory of the 97th Anniversary of the massacre of 237 of our African American brothers and sisters of Elaine, Arkansas, who fought and died for economic justice and human rights in their fight to organize the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America.
Click here to view a short documentary, narrated by award-winning actor, Ossie Davis.  Photo courtesy of Meadow Publishing Company, Boston, Mass.