Grad is archiving the past while looking toward the future

The thought of attending graduate school while working full time and raising a family is daunting for many, but Crystal Shurley has found a way to thrive in that situation. Continue reading “Grad is archiving the past while looking toward the future”

Dr. Yupo Chan. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock professors named ‘Visionary Arkansans’

Two professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been named “Visionary Arkansans 2018” by the Arkansas Times for their extraordinary research accomplishments. The list recognizes “inspired men and women who are making great things happen.”  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professors named ‘Visionary Arkansans’”

Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive Purple Heart Nov. 16  for WWI service

Research by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Professor Dr. Brian Mitchell was instrumental to the awarding of a posthumous Purple Heart to a black veteran from Pine Bluff.

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Mitchell to discuss Elaine Massacre in Diversity Council lecture

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Diversity Council will host a lunch and learn session with Dr. Brian Mitchell, professor of history, who will discuss the 1919 Elaine Massacre.  Continue reading “Mitchell to discuss Elaine Massacre in Diversity Council lecture”

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News story featuring UA Little Rock history professor wins Emmy

A 2017 KARK 4 News story on the Elaine Massacre featuring expert testimony by a University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor has won a regional Emmy award honoring outstanding journalism.  Continue reading “News story featuring UA Little Rock history professor wins Emmy”

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Mitchell appears in New York Post documentary on Elaine Massacre

The expertise of Dr. Brian Mitchell, a professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been highlighted in a short documentary about the 1919 Elaine Massacre.  Continue reading “Mitchell appears in New York Post documentary on Elaine Massacre”

Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive medals for service in World War I

A black World War I veteran and victim of the 1919 Elaine Massacre will posthumously be honored with the Purple Heart and other World War I honors that he was denied a century ago.  Continue reading “Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive medals for service in World War I”

UA Little Rock professor seeks to preserve ancestor’s place in African-American history

When Brian Mitchell was a child growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, he would stay with his great-grandmother after school and ask her to tell him family stories.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor seeks to preserve ancestor’s place in African-American history”