Faith Education

Truth, Then Reconciliation

June 11, 2020

Sheila Walker, a Black woman, and Chester Johnson, a white man, are both Arkansas natives, born in the same decade, with family ties to a race massacre that killed more than a hundred African Americans a century ago. Johnson’s new book about the events in Elaine, Arkansas in 1919 shines light on a story long hidden and demonstrates how reconciliation is possible, but only after the candid acknowledgment of the truth.

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