Healing the Land Event to be Held in Elaine

The Healing the Land Commemoration will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, September 30, 2012, in honor of all Elaine survivors and victims of the summer of 1919 and their families.

The event will include a viewing of the video, Reconciliation and The Elaine Race Riot: Forgive or Forget, a panel discussion, and a community prayer to promote healing, forgiveness, and unity.

Healing the Land: Commemorating the Summer of 1919 in Elaine
Sunday, September 30, 3 p.m.
Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church
Highway 44 ‚ÄĘ Elaine, Arkansas

The event is led by Rev. Dr. Ronald Myers, the president of the Juneteenth Foundation and Dr. Robert Franklin, in conjunction with a Committee made up of community members in the surrounding area, and  Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, director of the UALR  Institute on Race and Ethnicity and Institute associate and assistant professor at UALR School of Social Work, Rev. Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver.

For background information on the history of the Elaine Race Riots of 1919, go to Elaine Research Project.

For more information about the event, please contact either Aiyetoro or Bell-Tolliver.

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