Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm

The Elaine Legacy Center

Goals of the Elaine Legacy Center

- Research, preserve, share our oral narratives of the Elaine Massacre of 1919 


- Build a village that is a center of Delta spirituality, culture, arts, music, and education for meaningful tourism so that we all have an above average income and above average wealth accumulation.  

Upcoming Events

Homegoing for Silas Hoskins and all who died in Elaine without burial rites.  Thursday, September 30, 2021.  4 pm. 

In person and live streamed.  

Richard Wright and his brother in Elaine where Silas Hoskins, their uncle, was lynched because he refused to give his profitable business to white people who wanted to take it. 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1.  "Reparations and Restorative Justice for The Community of Elaine and for Families of Descendants: How Much is Just and Fair?  From whom?"   In person and live-streamed.  10 am - 3 pm.  

               Elaine Museum and Civil Rights Center Building                *Now on National Registry of Historic Buildings*

RESTORATION HAS BEGUN. Nationally renowned architect Ed Sargeant and Central Arkansas Contractors have teamed for authentic restoration.   In the meantime to visit The Elaine Legacy Center and Descendants of the 1919 Massacre, visit ELC at 313 College Ave., Elaine AR.  between 9 am and 2 pm Tuesday-Friday.  Or call for appointment 870-816-6798.


The Elaine Museum and Civil Rights Buildings is basically unchanged from 1919.  It will house the sacred memory information, pictures, and oral narratives of the Elaine Massacre of 1919. The adjacent space will be a sacred Memorial Park.   

This building in the 1919 Massacre was the center of the horror of mob violence.  It is thought to be the oldest structure remaining in Elaine.   Most recently it was Lee's Grocery.  Dedication of the new musuem is planned as part of the 102 commemoration on September 30,  2021. 

The Same Spirit of Hate That Led to the Largest Race Massacre in U.S. History


  • Research, preserve, and share the oral narratives of the Elaine Massacre
  • Build a village that is a center of Delta spirituality, culture, arts, music, and education for meaningful tourism so that we all have an above average income and above average wealth accumulation.  

In 1919, Murderers were sent to Elaine by Alluvial Empire Builders Based in Helena to Kill Black Land-Owners in Order to Steal The Land.   

From Land Ownership and Incomes to Poverty or Death Overnight.  Poverty that still remains today - as does the call to "GIVE IT BACK."