Dr. Cristina Ramirez

Nationally recognized Mexican-American scholar to visit Little Rock

A nationally recognized Mexican-American scholar will present two lectures on the contributions of Mexican female journalists and writers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries Feb. 11-12 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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The 101st Airbourne division arrives at Little Rock Central High School, 1957.

Grant to help digitize historical segregation materials

Historically significant Arkansas documents will be available and preserved together in digital formats for the first time, thanks to a $106,908 grant University of Arkansas at Little Rock researchers obtained.

The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) received the award to digitize materials related to the history of segregation and integration in Arkansas’ education system.

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Former U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder during a steamboat symposium at UALR in November 2015

UALR’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture hosts congressman, other panelists

Former U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder was among several featured panelists exploring the steamboat’s influence on Arkansas in a day-long educational symposium at the Arkansas Studies Institute building.

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Steamboat symposium to feature former congressman and others

The invention of Robert Fulton’s steamboat in 1807 is one of the defining moments in American history, a development that held ramifications for many states, Arkansas included.

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‘Human rights crisis’ community discussions open to public

Little Rock-area residents have the opportunity to hear from one of the founders of an organization working to stop migrant suffering and death on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Eliseo Medina, left and Dolores Huerta at a 1971 march in Chicago. family photo

Public invited to Latino history sessions

Latino history will be in the spotlight as part of free public events organized by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture and partner organizations.

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Ottenheimer Library grant boosts student GIS research

Staff members of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Collections and Archives division plan to create a service to improve students’ research capabilities.

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Kirk releases book about Dr. King, grassroots civil rights movement

As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, many take time to recall Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership during the civil rights movement including the protest that inspired hundreds of thousands of people to descend on the nation’s capital in 1963.

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