Preview of Travel Guide The Arkansas Delta Byways Travel Guide

Elaine Massacre Memorial

The Elaine Massacre Memorial commemorates the darkest chapter in Arkansas Delta history. It was dedicated in 2019 on the centennial anniversary of atrocities that began during a meeting of black sharecroppers at a church near Elaine, just south of Helena. Though accounts vary, a shootout quickly escalated into mob violence that left five white people dead and estimates of African Americans killed ranging into the hundreds.  

A stop on the African American Heritage Trail.

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350 Perry Street, Court Square Park, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
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Great River Road & Crowley's Ridge Parkway