and Richard Wright Civil Rights Center
Terrance Magsby is the first young artist to sell his work on Authentic Elaine. Brianna Jones, summer social media intern, presents him with his earnings. Check out the amazing young artists' work on Authentic Elaine. ALL proceeds go to the artists.
Samuel Proctor Oral History Program team returns to Elaine to gather narratives from Phillips County. They are led by Dr. Paul Orttiz, Academic Advisor to the Elaine Legacy Center.
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The Elaine Museum and Richard Wright Civil Rights Center is located in Elaine, Arkansas, in the midst of the vast agricultural land of Phillips County. Most well-known for the Elaine Massacre of 1919, in which an unknown number of Black men, women, and children were murdered indiscriminately, the town and surrounding areas are hallowed ground. This history of Elaine, which has resided in the oral narratives of descendants of the Massacre, will now have a home in the Elaine Museum and Richard Wright Civil Rights Center.
However, Elaine is more than just the memory of massacre--it is also the history of the Arkansas Delta, of Black prosperity, stories of racial cooperation, hope, and resilience. The museum will also house these aspects of Elaine through art exhibits, cultural events, and educational opportunities.