SOURCE: The Guardian
Ida B. Wells Became the Last Hope for 12 Men Convicted of False Charges During Elaine, Ark. Massacre
"Did Wells, an unflinching woman who had traveled the country to investigate the ruthless barbarity of white mobs in other lynchings and massacres, have that much power to save these Black men on death row in Arkansas?"
SOURCE: NBC News
Geoff Ward, Cameron McWhirter and Saje Mathieu examine the parallels between the notorious "Red Summer" of 1919 and the present.
SOURCE: NY Times
Beyond the lynchings, 1919 became notable for another tactic that white mobs used to strike at the heart of African-American communities: attacking black churches just as they were emerging as the center of black life in America.
by David Krugler
How should the challenging but essential task of remembering and commemorating this troubling history be confronted?
SOURCE: USA Today
It was branded "Red Summer" because of the bloodshed and amounted to some of the worst white-on-black violence in U.S. history.
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