Dr. Brian Mitchell

Mitchell is featured speaker in Feb. 6 symposium on African American Migration in Arkansas

Dr. Brian Mitchell, assistant professor of history at UA Little Rock, will serve as one of three presenters in a virtual symposium about the migration of Black Americans in Arkansas. Continue reading “Mitchell is featured speaker in Feb. 6 symposium on African American Migration in Arkansas”

Deborah Baldwin with archive of Vic Snyder's 700 boxes of papers at the Center for Arkansas History and Culture in downtown Little Rock.

UA Little Rock Center of Arkansas History and Culture receives grant to preserve history of Arkansas’s last Constitutional Convention

The UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture has received a $35,628 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council to make a public database of archival materials that preserve the history of the 1979-1980 Arkansas Constitutional Convention. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Center of Arkansas History and Culture receives grant to preserve history of Arkansas’s last Constitutional Convention”

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”

Crystal Shurley is graduating with a master's degree in Fall 2018. Shurley has worked as an archival assistant for the Arkansas State Archives and the Arkansas for the Center of Arkansas HIstory and Culture.

UA Little Rock researcher uncovers history of black activism during World War I

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate student is shedding light on long-overlooked contributions black communities in Arkansas made to the World War I effort.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock researcher uncovers history of black activism during World War I”

UA Little Rock to host Black Indians and Native American heritage fair

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a Black Indians and Native American Heritage Month fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the University Plaza Shopping Center parking lot at the corner of Asher and University avenues.    Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host Black Indians and Native American heritage fair”

Michael Hibblen. Photo by Ben Krain.

Hibblen to discuss book in Pen to Podium lecture series

Michael Hibblen, news director for UA Little Rock Public Radio, will be the next speaker in the Arkansas State Archives’ Pen to Podium: Arkansas Historical Writers’ lecture series on Tuesday, Aug. 21.  Continue reading “Hibblen to discuss book in Pen to Podium lecture series”

The exhibit, "Arkansas African American Legislators: 1868-1893" will be on dispaly through Jan. 25 at the William H. Bowen School of Law Library.

Bowen School of Law Library hosts African American legislators exhibit

The William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a free exhibit that tells the story of the 85 African Americans who served in the Arkansas General Assembly during the late 19th century.  Continue reading “Bowen School of Law Library hosts African American legislators exhibit”

During an event at the state Capitol, Gov. Asa Hutchinson proclaimed Feb. 7 “Women’s Primary Suffrage Centennial Day.”

Virtual exhibit launched to commemorate history of women’s suffrage in Arkansas

A virtual exhibit by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture showcases the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Arkansas.

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