J. Chester Johnson, poet, essayist, translator and University of Arkansas distinguished alumnus, spoke at the U of A Wednesday and Thursday, April 26-27, on two topics, including the Elaine Race Massacre of 1919.
Johnson read from his latest volume of poetry "Now & Then: Selected Longer Poems" at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Larry E. Coombes Memorial Auditorium in the Plant Sciences building.
On Thursday at 3 p.m. Johnson spoke about the Elaine Race Massacre of 1919 in the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education on the fourth floor of the Arkansas Union.
The Elaine Race Massacre of 1919 is considered to be one of the single most violent attacks against African-Americans in our country's history.
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