UALR class scours censuses for massacre escapees

Posted: March 4, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: March 5, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

This is the death certificate of Leroy Johnson, one of four brothers killed during the Elaine Massacre. Johnson had recently returned from fighting in World War I, serving as part of the 369th Infantry, popularly known as the Harlem Hellfighters.

Alex Martin was relieved to find Eugenia Jones and Willie Savage in the 1920 Census records.

This crowd gathered at a railroad crossing in 1919, during the Elaine Massacre.

The death certificate of Calvin Miller states that he died on Oct. 4, 1919, from a hemorrhage. Brian Mitchell, a history professor, believes that Mill...

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