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’”
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”
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) has completed work on a $106,908 grant to digitize materials related to the history of segregation and integration of Arkansas’s educational system. The award was part of the Digitizing Hidden Collections and Archives initiative sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Continue reading “UA Little Rock completes digitization of history of segregation, integration of Arkansas schools”
The Law Review of the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will host a symposium on Friday, Sept. 28, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Cooper v. Aaron. Continue reading “Bowen Law Review symposium celebrates anniversary of landmark case”
Dr. Mahmoud Al-Denaway Hassanein, Iman of the Little Rock Islamic Center, will give a public lecture explaining the core ideas of the Islamic faith for those who are unfamiliar with Islam.
Continue reading “Community invited to April 26 lecture on Islamic faith”
John Harold Johnson, founder of Ebony and Jet magazines, has been recognized for his achievements in advancing economic opportunities for African Americans in the United States. Continue reading “Ebony and Jet founder John Harold Johnson honored at Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail”
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.
Angela Walker fondly remembers her grandfather, William “Sonny” Walker, was her family’s “personal hero.” Continue reading “Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail honorees remembered for strides in economic advancement”