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Elaine Massacre of 1919 (Phillips County, Arkansas)

  • By: Matthew F. Nichter
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The year 1919 was marked by race riots in cities across the United States, including Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Omaha. The deadliest incident occurred in rural Phillips County, Arkansas, that autumn. This entry analyzes the underlying causes of the violence; provides ...

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