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Re: “Federal judge says Wendell Griffen's suit against Arkansas justices can proceed

Great news! Thanks for the reporting!

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Posted by Mary Olson on 04/12/2018 at 6:00 PM

Re: “Griffen urges marijuana commission to return to evaluating cultivation licenses

Thanks for this article. Very thoughtful explanation from Judge Griffen.

Posted by Mary Olson on 04/11/2018 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Elaine's history resurfaces in a documentary

The film, as reported here, still begs the question of who the Black Farmers were organizing against to get equal prices. The local plantation owners? The cotton company in Helena? Read Ida B. Wells again. Why was holding off selling until after the Cotton Conference in New Orleans?

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Posted by Mary Olson on 11/20/2017 at 7:59 AM

Re: “Elaine's history resurfaces in a documentary

"Remembering" is one of God's most sacred words. It is both past and present tense.

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Posted by Mary Olson on 11/17/2017 at 5:29 AM

Re: “Elaine massacre

We in Elaine want readers to know that we thank God for Grif Stockley who did the research when everyone else was trying to cover up the history. We recently had a crowd turn out in Elaine to "Thank Grif Stockley" for his leadership. We came to thank him but we left with an inspiring and very moving mandate to "continue to uncover the coverup."

Posted by Mary Olson on 11/16/2017 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Remembering Elaine

Thinks for this thoughtful piece. We both need national dialogue on "Elaine: America's Germany" as some call us and on "Elaine: Motherland of Civil Rights in America" as we call ourselves. Here is a horrific massacre out of which the Elaine 12 impacted all Civil Rights in their U.S. Supreme Court win of "Moore vs Dempsey."
Mary Olson, The Elaine Legacy Center

Posted by Mary Olson on 11/16/2017 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Elaine's history resurfaces in a documentary

We welcome readers to come visit Elaine. The Elaine Legacy Center, 313 College Avenue, will show you the historic spots, share a few of our stories, and invite your insights into our role as "motherland of Civil Rights. We have recently honored Griff Stockley for his long years of research that kept the memory alive. He, along with UALR Professor Brian Mitchell and a host of others, inspired us to "keep uncovering the cover up." Michael Wilson's film provides a great contribution to the continuing journey as well as setting the stage for reparations/restitution in a region that was once almost entire black-owned. We have two researchers focused on "uncovering the cover up." Come visit and enjoy our rural community where the village really does raise the children. Mary Olson, The Elaine Legacy Center.

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Posted by Mary Olson on 11/16/2017 at 4:26 PM
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