The 1919 Elaine Massacre Was a Violent Response to Black Sharecropper Organizing

Black sharecroppers organizing a union were slaughtered en masse 103 years ago this week in the Elaine Massacre. It was one of the US’s worst episodes of racist violence — and a reminder that Jim Crow was about keeping the masses divided and labor brutalized.

Source: The 1919 Elaine Massacre Was a Violent Response to Black Sharecropper Organizing

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