UA Little Rock graduate student Nancy Hall will stands among statue of the Little Rock Nine memorial at the State Capitol. Photo by Ben Krain.

Tell-Hall receives Little Rock Nine Endowed Scholarship

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student with a passion for history has received a $5,000 scholarship from the Department of History for her inspirational civil rights research.  Continue reading “Tell-Hall receives Little Rock Nine Endowed Scholarship”

UA Little Rock to host community conversation on adverse childhood experiences faced by African-American girls

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a community conversation that will shine light on adverse experiences African-American girls face in childhood on Thursday, Aug. 8.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host community conversation on adverse childhood experiences faced by African-American girls”

Dr. John Kirk

UA Little Rock professors featured in podcasts recalling city’s conflicted past

As the director of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity and Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History, Dr. John Kirk often serves as an expert source for journalists, students, and researchers looking to learn more about Arkansas’s history in race relations and civil rights.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professors featured in podcasts recalling city’s conflicted past”

CALS, UA Little Rock to host scholar on race

Acclaimed scholar Richard T. Hughes will speak on “Understanding White Supremacy: Why We Must Hear Black Voices” on June 11 as part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s Rabbi Ira E. Sanders Lecture Series, presented in partnership with UA Little Rock’s Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity. Continue reading “CALS, UA Little Rock to host scholar on race”

Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail. Photo by Lonnie Timmons/UA Little Rock Communications.

Grant will support purchase of Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail markers to honor Elaine 12

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity received a $4,000 grant from Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock’s Social Justice Advocacy Committee toward the purchase of markers for the 2019 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail.  Continue reading “Grant will support purchase of Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail markers to honor Elaine 12”

UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

Racial Attitudes Conference to focus on race and ethnicity in popular culture

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host the 16th annual Racial Attitudes Conference on Wednesday, April 17, to explore attitudes toward race, ethnicity, and popular culture in Little Rock.  Continue reading “Racial Attitudes Conference to focus on race and ethnicity in popular culture”

Louise Lawrence-Israels stands for a staff portrait at the Gravity Statue. Photo courtesy of U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Holocaust survivor recounts life of hiding during German occupation of the Netherlands

Louise Lawrence-Israëls was born in the midst of the German occupation of the Netherlands during World War II and spent her early childhood in hiding with her family just five blocks from where Anne Frank hid with her family in the building where Anne’s father worked.  Continue reading “Holocaust survivor recounts life of hiding during German occupation of the Netherlands”

Louise Lawrence-Israëls

Holocaust survivor to discuss her experiences at UA Little Rock

A Holocaust survivor will speak about her experiences during the Nazi takeover of the Netherlands on Tuesday, April 2, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Continue reading “Holocaust survivor to discuss her experiences at UA Little Rock”

Plain Talk Lecture to Discuss Diversity in the Civil Rights Movement

UA Little Rock’s Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity will host the next Plain Talk Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 27, at noon in Ottenheimer Library 202 as part of the university’s ongoing celebration of Diversity Week. Continue reading “Plain Talk Lecture to Discuss Diversity in the Civil Rights Movement”