Dr. Townsend

UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Arkansas’s First African American Optometrist

The Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has launched a new online exhibit exploring the life and achievements of Dr. William Townsend, a civil rights leader in Arkansas who was the first African American licensed to practice optometry in the state. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture Launches Online Exhibit Commemorating Arkansas’s First African American Optometrist”

Acadia Roher

UA Little Rock Public History Graduate Spotlight on Acadia Roher

Acadia Roher is graduating this month with a master’s degree in public history from UA Little Rock. After completing her thesis, “Urban Renewal in Little Rock’s Dunbar Historic Neighborhood: A Walking Tour,” the new graduate will begin her career as a historical research associate in Maryland. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Public History Graduate Spotlight on Acadia Roher”

Ashley Clayborn

UA Little Rock Downtown Welcomes New Staff Members

UA Little Rock Downtown operations have expanded with the addition of two new staff members: Ashley Clayborn, director, and Maha Ramzan, office administrator.   Continue reading “UA Little Rock Downtown Welcomes New Staff Members”

A sign in front of Little Rock Central High School declares the closing of the city’s four public high schools, thus beginning the Lost Year of 1958-1959. Photo courtesy of the Center of Arkansas History and Culture.

UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $325,043 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a rich collection of digitized material integrated into a map-based website that tracks how urban renewal changed the City of Little Rock in the decades following the Central High School desegregation crisis.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities”

Paige Bowers and David Montague

UA Little Rock to host March 11 Conversation with Authors David Montague, Paige Bowers

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a virtual conversation with authors David Montague and Paige Bowers to discuss their new book on the life and legacy of the U.S. Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Raye Montague. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host March 11 Conversation with Authors David Montague, Paige Bowers”

UALR sign

UA Little Rock to host the Public History Graduate Student Research Forum

The University History Institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will continue their 2020-2021 virtual Evenings with History lecture series by hosting the Public History Graduate Student Research Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host the Public History Graduate Student Research Forum”

Lauren Fontaine, a graduate assistant with the Center for Arkansas History and Culture,

UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture receives grant to digitize historic materials

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) has received a $14,950 grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council to make digitized records accessible to educators who are teaching virtually next year.

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