2019 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Elaine Phillips Massacres that claimed over 200 lives of Black men, women and children

2019 marks one hundred years since one of America’s deadliest massacres that claimed over two hundred lives of Black men, women, and children. In 1919, over a hundred sharecroppers and local farmers met with the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America at a local church in a small rural community to discuss how to obtain fairer settlements from landowners. The Black farmers were tired of being cheated out of their crops – this made the white landowners upset, the birth to the bloody slaughter began. […]