The Institute on Race and Ethnicity will host the 2012 Civil Rights Heritage Commemoration and Public Forum July 14, 2012. This will mark the one year anniversary of the Institute.
The program will include laying civil rights heritage markers along the Civil Rights Heritage Trail which was established to honor Arkansans who have devoted much of their lives to obtaining equal rights for citizens in Arkansas.
The commemoration event will also include a panel discussion on the educational legacy of the integration of Central High School and its current impact on Arkansas schools and a report on the work the Institute has accomplished in our first year.
Last year, we honored the Little Rock Freedom Riders. This year, the honorees are the Little Rock Nine: Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas, Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls LaNier, Minnijean Brown, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Thelma Mothershed, and Melba Pattillo Beals; civil rights activists and journalists, L.C. and Daisy Bates, and former President William J. Clinton.
Interested in partnering with the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity in sponsoring the event? See Sponsorship Information Here.