Dr. Brian Mitchell

Newly discovered historic records reveal new details surrounding the Elaine Massacre

As Arkansas honors the 100th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre this year, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and alumnus are uncovering more secrets surrounding one of the worst race massacres in the country’s history.  Continue reading “Newly discovered historic records reveal new details surrounding the Elaine Massacre”

The students who traveled to New York City include (L to R): Back row: Deuntay Bennett, Sean Corrothers, Tori Williams, Tieranee Ransom, and Mackenzi Baker. Front row: Kimberly Maurer, Ravon Gaston, and Jessica Doyne.

UA Little Rock essay contest winners explore African-American history in New York City

Eight University of Arkansas at Little Rock students who won a Black History Month essay contest took a free trip to explore African-American history in New York City.   Continue reading “UA Little Rock essay contest winners explore African-American history in New York City”

UA Little Rock professor seeks to preserve ancestor’s place in African-American history

When Brian Mitchell was a child growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, he would stay with his great-grandmother after school and ask her to tell him family stories.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor seeks to preserve ancestor’s place in African-American history”

Students who won a trip to Washington, D.C. through an essay contest with the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Students win trip to Museum of African American History and Culture

While writing about the need for America to have museums that focus on African American history, Rebecca Doyne expressed how easy it is to feel lost without a way to discover the struggles and triumphs of the people who came before you.  Continue reading “Students win trip to Museum of African American History and Culture”