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The Elaine Riot- Tragedy and Triumph A reign of terror against the black population took place.  Machine-gun crews went out looking for people to gun down. Blacks were brought into, in effect, concentration camps and held in all violation of all the laws of the state of Arkansas
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In 1919, tragedy struck Elaine, Arkansas. In events that were largely overlooked by the history books, whites rioted against the black population. This 20-minute film tells the story of the Elaine Riot.

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