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November 2019

Kelly Houston Jones: “Absentee Plantations in the Mississippi Valley”

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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Throughout the Mississippi Valley, including Arkansas, the actual owners of many plantations did not live on-site. This talk examines these operations, asking questions about…

December 2019

Andrew Amstutz: “A (Publishing) House Divided: The End of Empire and the Partition of India and Pakistan”

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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Free

When the British empire in India ended in 1947, the Indian subcontinent was violently divided into the independent nation-states of India and Pakistan. During…

February 2020

John Kirk: “What is the Civil Rights Movement?”

February 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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To mark the publication of his ninth book, The Civil Rights Movement: A Documentary Reader (New York and London: Wiley, 2019), Kirk reflects on the ways…

March 2020

David Baylis: “Where the Sidewalk Never Begins: Race, Class, Accessibility, and Wellness in Little Rock, AR”

March 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E 3rd St
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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In some circles, questions of accessibility hardly come up. If they do, they tend to be discussed with respect to leisure or convenience (e.g.…

National History Day – Breaking Barriers in History

March 7, 2020
Free

The Department of History hosts the History Day competition annually for students in Pulaski (south of the Arkansas River), Saline, Garland, Hot Spring, Grant,…

April 2020

Nathan Marvin: “Rethinking the Legend of Petit Jean: History and Memory of French Colonization in Arkansas”

April 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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Free

The legend of “Petit Jean,” an 18th-century French woman who disguised herself as a soldier to accompany her lover on an expedition to North…

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