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”

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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 University of Arkansas at Little Rock is part of a community partnership that will host a six-week public programming film and discussion series about immigration in America March 7 to April 16.

UA Little Rock, community partners to host six-week film, discussion series on immigration in America

A $1,300 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities brings the immigration program series, “Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience,” to Little Rock. The grant was awarded to UA Little Rock’s Ottenheimer Library and Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity, as well as the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), El Zocalo, and Philander Smith College. Continue reading “UA Little Rock, community partners to host six-week film, discussion series on immigration in America”

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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”

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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”

UA Little Rock Downtown to open Jan. 16

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock today announced a grand opening for its downtown Little Rock location on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The new multipurpose center at 333 President Clinton Ave. includes a reflection room with a historic mural by American painter Joe Jones and lecture space with state-of-the-art video conferencing technology. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Downtown to open Jan. 16”