Dr. Carl Townsend

UA Little Rock receives grant to commemorate history of Arkansas civil rights leader William Townsend

The Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a grant to explore the cultural and political sphere of Dr. William Townsend, an Arkansas civil rights leader and the first African American licensed to practice optometry in the state. Continue reading “UA Little Rock receives grant to commemorate history of Arkansas civil rights leader William Townsend”

The event, “The Making of a Leader: An Open Discussion with Prominent Black Community Leaders,” will take place Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. The event will feature Mayor Frank Scott Jr., Sen. Joyce Elliott, and Jannie Cotton, a mental health policy leader and advocate.

UA Little Rock to hold virtual conversation with Mayor Scott, Sen. Elliott, and Jannie Cotton

As a celebration of Black History Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Student Government Association will hold a virtual conversation with prominent Black leaders in Arkansas.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to hold virtual conversation with Mayor Scott, Sen. Elliott, and Jannie Cotton”

Spencer Paysinger

UA Little Rock to host Fireside Chat with NFL Star Spencer Paysinger

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a fireside conversation with Spencer Paysinger, former NFL linebacker and Super Bowl champion, on Tuesday, Feb. 23.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host Fireside Chat with NFL Star Spencer Paysinger”

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”

Dr. Brian Mitchell

UA Little Rock class investigates Arkansas’s ‘other Trail of Tears’

Arkansas is well known for its location on the Trail of Tears, the pathway the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes traveled through the state in the 1830s to new lands in the Indian Territory in modern-day Oklahoma.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock class investigates Arkansas’s ‘other Trail of Tears’”

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”

Epiphany Morrow brings ‘The Glow’ to UA Little Rock

Stanford-educated international emcee, speaker, and community builder Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow will bring his unique one-man show, “The Glow: The Hopes and Ambitions of a Rhymer,” to UA Little Rock on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading “Epiphany Morrow brings ‘The Glow’ to UA Little Rock”

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UA Little Rock to celebrate Black History Month

This February, UA Little Rock will join the rest of the nation in celebration of the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Several events will be held throughout the month to celebrate Black History Month. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to celebrate Black History Month”