In partnership with Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement, Potluck & Poison Ivy and All Arts Access present this discussion featuring Dr. Brian Mitchell (UALR Dept. of History), Dr. Guy Lancaster (Editor, Encyclopedia of Arkansas) and Lisa Hicks-Gilbert (Elaine 12 Descendant). Music for this broadcast has been provided by Little Rock's famed vocalist and guitarist/keyboardist Joshua Asante of Amasa Hines and Velvet Kente.
Joined by Hicks-Gilbert, Mitchell and Lancaster excavate what occurred in Phillips County during Arkansas' 1919 Elaine Massacres, one of the most horrific episodes of racial violence in US history.
The conversation is prompted by author Grif Stockley's "Blood in Their Eyes: The Elaine Race Massacre of 1919." Lancaster and Mitchell offered further analysis, recently uncovered sources and additional scholarship to create the book's newly-released Second Edition.