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Film: We Have Just Begun

Summer 2021

Website: We Have Just Begun


"“We Have Just Begun” was the secret passcode spoken by members of the union of Black farmers and domestic workers organizing throughout the Arkansas Delta. The film is a five-year collaborative investigation into the Elaine Massacre and its repercussions in Phillips County. By combining recordings of eyewitnesses, revelations of descendants, and interviews with scholars, activists and current Elaine residents, the film brings long-suppressed facts and details to light, while considering both the burdens and opportunities of history



Article: Arkansas panelists describe capital punishment as ‘legalized lynching’

June 23, 2021

"People of faith must rise up against capital punishment as a system of legalized lynching and retribution designed to suppress people of color through intimidation, torture and death, according to a recent panel of legal experts and anti-death penalty advocates."


ARTICLE: Arkansas panelists describe capital punishment as ‘legalized lynching’


From Baptist News Global

Article: ‘We want our land back’: for descendants of the Elaine massacre, history is far from settled

June 18, 2021

Journalist Noa Yachot writes about the painful legacy of the Elaine Massacre of 1917, and the ways in which the story of those events has been contested and buried over the years. Now it's time to bring it to light.


ARTICLE: ‘We want our land back’: for descendants of the Elaine massacre, history is far from settled


From The Guardian

Article: Three Descendants of the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas Massacre Speak on the Lasting Impact of an Overlooked History

June 18, 2021

"I recently spoke with Elaine massacre descendants, James White, Lenora Marshall and Anthony Davis about the racial terror in the small town over a century ago and its lasting effects."


ARTICLE: Three Descendants of the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas Massacre Speak on the Lasting Impact of an Overlooked History


From The North Star

Video: Richard Wright Summit (recording)

June 17, 2021

Check out the recording from the innaugural Richard Wright Summit, digitally hosted by the Elaine Legacy Center and moderated by the Rev. Judge Wendell Griffin.


VIDEO: Richard Right Summit Recording (Passcode: nUd^b$1s)


Radio: Remembering Black Boy and the Legacy of Richard Wright with Julia WrightStruggle and Solidarity

June 14, 2021

Listen in as Dr. Ron Daniels, of the National African American Reparations Commission interviews Julia Wright about the legacy of her father, Richard Wright.


RADIO: Remembering Black Boy and the Legacy of Richard Wright


From IWB21.org

Rare Opportunity for Elaine-Area Descendants

The Elaine Legacy Center has s rare opportunity to connect descendants of the Elaine Massacre living in the Elaine area to a team coach, psychotherapist / social workers—one African American and one white. They are offering free recovery work from the impact of racism on people: the mind, the spirit and the body. We call it racial trauma. We recognize that sitting in a space to heal this trauma can be very useful and releasing.Would you be interested in talking with one or both of them? Give James White (714-0307) or Mary Olson (816-6798) a call.


The origin of the connection is that Eileen, white social worker and now in California, grew up in El Dorado where she was told "Do not go into the Elaine part of Arkansas. Black people there are angry and mean. They will hang you." 


Article: Elaine Massacre reparations bid receives $50,000

December 21, 2020

Listen in as Dr. Ron Daniels, of the National African American Reparations Commission interviews Julia Wright about the legacy of her father, Richard Wright.


ARTICLE: Elaine Massacre reparations receive $50,000


From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Video: Histories of Multiracial Struggle and Solidarity

November 5, 2020

Struggles of Indigenous people, Latinx people, and others have often been intertwined with Black radical organizing. Join historians and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Johanna Fernandez, and Paul Ortiz for this important conversation about how organizations like the Young Lords Party, among many others, faced the challenges and possibilities of building genuine solidarity.


VIDEO: Histories of Multiracial Struggle and Solidarity


Check out how the story of descendants of the Elaine Massacre and The Elaine Legacy Center feature into this cross-movement solidarity!