Remember2019 is an effort to make space for the congregation of the Black communities and Black cultural workers of Phillips County, AR. Our work is to support and facilitate local practices of self-determination, memory, and reflection, that are directly related to the mass lynching of 1919, the lasting effects of racial terror, and the current and future health of these communities.

The following sources are informing our work. Please feel free to suggest any other resources that can further inform our work



Trace: Memory, History, Race and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy

Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America by Erika Doss

Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror by Angela D. Sims

The Arkansas Race Riot by Ida B. Wells.

The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement by John Hale.

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by Dr. James H. Cone

Blood in Their Eyes: The Elaine Race Massacres of 1919 by Grif Stockley

On the Laps of Gods: The Red Summer of 1919 and the Struggle for Justice that Remade a Nation by Robert Whitaker

The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace by John Paul Lederach



“Do You Smell Something Stinky.” by O’Neal, John in Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict: Building Just and Inclusive Communities

Lynching In America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror, 2015 Annual Report by The Equal Justice Initiative



Huffpost: Creative Resistance: A Study of the Free Southern Theatre

New York Times:272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown.  What Does It Owe Their Descendants?”

Episcopal News Service:

Pilgrims bear witness to racial reconciliation at Georgia lynching site

Symposium on The Elaine Race Massacre: The Racial Conflagration That Changed American History by J. Chester Johnson



Lecture at the Proctor Conference by Bryan Stevenson

The Urgency of Intersectionality by Kimberly Crenshaw Williams and Abby Dawson

Documenting The Black Holocaust: The Elaine, Arkansas Race Massacre Of 1919 & Will Brown Lynching an Interview with Grif Stockley by We All Be Tv



Lee Street Community Center

University of Arkansas Pryor Center of Oral History

Waves of Prayer 

University of Arkansas Little Rock Anderson Institute for Race and Ethnicity

the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture page.

Alternate Roots

Equal Justice Initiative