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.  

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350 Perry Street, Court Square Park, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas