"Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre And A Story Of Reconciliation" By J. Chester Johnson | WAMC

"Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre And A Story Of Reconciliation" By J. Chester Johnson

Jun 23, 2020

In J. Chester Johnson's new book "Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation" he tells the journey of two Americans - one black and one white. "Damaged Heritage" begins with an account of the 1919 Elaine Race Massacre which, though arguably the worst on record, has been widely unknown for a century due to a white-washing of our history.

Chester Johnson is a poet, essayist, and translator, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Department under Jimmy Carter.