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Scrapbook containing booklets, documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and programs relating to Governor Charles Hillman Brough, the Elaine (Phillips County, Ark.) race riot of 1919, and other events.
Charles Hillman Brough (1876-1935) served as the Arkansas's twenty-fifth governor from 1917-1921. During his time as governor, the Elaine Race Riot, also known as the Elaine Massacre, occurred in Phillips County, Arkansas. This armed conflict stemmed from African American sharecroppers seeking better cotton wages and became the deadliest racial confrontation in Arkansas history and among the bloodiest racial conflicts in the U.S. Brough's governing of the event included sending in the National Guard to control the conflict and visiting the area.
Scrapbook, 11" x 12.75"
Brough, Charles Hillman, 1876-1935; Elaine Race Riot, Elaine, Ark., 1919
Elaine, Phillips County (Ark.)
MS.000487, Scrapbook 30
Charles Hillman Brough collection, MS.000487
Arkansas State Archives
Scrapbook 30: Elaine riot and other events, Charles Hillman Brough collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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