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  • The Elaine Massacre and the Supreme Court Decision t...

    Thursday Aug 2 | via Neatorama 

    On September 20, 1919, a group of black sharecroppers who had joined the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America met with a lawyer at a church near Elaine, Arkansas, to discuss pressing their employers for a more equitable share of crops. The customary portion demanded from landowners at the time kept the workers constantly in debt, and they weren't allowed to quit while in debt.

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