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Author: Nolan Dean
Title: Of Concrete and Skin: The Elaine Massacre Memorial
Category: Justice & equity
Description: At the end of the "Red Summer of 1919," in Phillips County Arkansas, 100-250 African American men, women and children were massacred by white posses and the Arkansas National Guard in an event known to history as "The Elaine Massacre." For a century, the event went without any marker or memorial, and for much of that time, the scope and nature of the conflict was largely under-recognized and reported within the county. This film documents the inspiration and architecture of the Elaine Massacre Memorial, exploring the design choices that were made to help heal the wounds of history for this community as well as the reconciling effects of the memorial's commermoration on the 100th anniversary of the massacre.