The Ghosts of Elaine, Arkansas, 1919 | NY Books

Jerome Karabel, NY Books Elaine Massacre defendants Ed Hicks, Frank Hicks, Frank Moore, J. C. Knox, Ed Coleman, and Paul Hall. Scipio A. Jones, the group’s counsel, stands to the left. Source: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Central Arkansas Library System. Featured Image n America’s bloody history of racial violence, the little-known Elaine Massacre in…

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The Woman Who Beat The Klan | The New York Times

Jesse Kornbluth, The New York Times About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or…

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The Carrot and the Stick: On Colson Whitehead’s “The Nickel Boys” | LA Review of Books

Art Edwards, LA Review of Books Chris Close; Doubleday. Featured Image I USED TO THINK novels contained immensities, which came from reading the great works during my college years and the resulting expansion of my mind. I assumed the novels themselves contained huge portions of the world. It took decades for me to understand that…

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