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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”

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Mitchell to shed light on the removal of Little Rock’s westernmost black suburb

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor will discuss how slum clearance was used to remove Little Rock’s westernmost black suburb during the next “Plain Talk on Race and Ethnicity” lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 5.  Continue reading “Mitchell to shed light on the removal of Little Rock’s westernmost black suburb”

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”

Holzer will serve as piano soloist in concert honoring Arkansas’s musical heritage

Dr. Linda Holzer, coordinator of classical piano studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will perform as a piano soloist with the Little Rock Wind Symphony in a special concert honoring Arkansas’s musical heritage.  Continue reading “Holzer will serve as piano soloist in concert honoring Arkansas’s musical heritage”

Nancy Tell-Hall, who is pursuing a master’s degree in public history at UA Little Rock, received a $200 prize and second place in the F. Hampton Roy Award competition, which is presented by the Pulaski County Historical Society each year to recognize a research article that makes a significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge of Pulaski County history.

Freedom knows no color

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student received an award from the Pulaski County Historical Society for her paper revealing the unusual history of Little Rock protestors who took on an African American-owned restaurant that practiced segregation.  Continue reading “Freedom knows no color”