The Elaine Massacre Memorial

A century ago this year, a wave of anti-black racial violence washed over the entire United States. The blood shed that summer earned it the moniker of "Red Summer." One of the deadliest race riots that year, and in the nation's history, happened near the small town of Elaine, Arkansas. On September 30, 1919, a … Continue reading The Elaine Massacre Memorial

How I Plan to Celebrate MLK Day

How do you celebrate the life of the most prominent Civil Rights leader in the country? In 1983, after a massive public push that garnered 6 million petition signatures, Ronald Reagan signed the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday into federal law. Henceforth, many public and private institutions would celebrate Dr. King by taking a day off … Continue reading How I Plan to Celebrate MLK Day