Professor Robert Steinbuch

Bowen professor appointed chair of Commission on Civil Rights Committee

Robert Steinbuch, a law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, will serve as chair of the Arkansas Advisory Committee of a federal organization dedicated to advancing civil rights through investigation, research, and analysis. Continue reading “Bowen professor appointed chair of Commission on Civil Rights Committee”

Civil Rights Heritage Trail Induction Ceremony to Honor Elaine 12

The 12 exonerated defendants from the 1919 Elaine Massacre will become a permanent part of the Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail on Nov. 5. Markers commemorating each of them will be unveiled at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s annual Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail Induction Ceremony at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 at UA Little Rock Downtown, 333 President Clinton Ave.  Continue reading “Civil Rights Heritage Trail Induction Ceremony to Honor Elaine 12”

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host two events commemorating the 62nd anniversary of the desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High School in partnership with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

UA Little Rock hosts events commemorating 62nd anniversary of Desegregation of Central High School

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host two events commemorating the 62nd anniversary of the desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High School in partnership with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Continue reading “UA Little Rock hosts events commemorating 62nd anniversary of Desegregation of Central High School”

Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail. Photo by Lonnie Timmons/UA Little Rock Communications.

Grant will support purchase of Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail markers to honor Elaine 12

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity received a $4,000 grant from Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock’s Social Justice Advocacy Committee toward the purchase of markers for the 2019 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail.  Continue reading “Grant will support purchase of Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail markers to honor Elaine 12”

Dr. John Kirk

Kirk to serve as guest narrator during chorus performance

Dr. John Kirk, director of the UA Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity, will serve as a guest narrator during the River City Men’s Chorus performances of “Imagine: Justice-Freedom-Peace” in April.  Continue reading “Kirk to serve as guest narrator during chorus performance”

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Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail joins new U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail, a project of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity, has been named a part of the new U.S. Civil Rights Trail Continue reading “Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail joins new U.S. Civil Rights Trail”

Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, nine others inducted into Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity honored the legacy of Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller and nine other individuals at the 2018 induction of the Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail honorees.  Continue reading “Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, nine others inducted into Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail”

Dr. John Kirk

John Kirk to reflect on 60th anniversary of desegregation of Central High School

Dr. John Kirk, director of the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will present a lecture on the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock’s Central High School as part of the Evenings with History series.  Continue reading “John Kirk to reflect on 60th anniversary of desegregation of Central High School”

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”

Dr. John Kirk (middle) speaks with members of the Little Rock Nine, Dr. Terrence Roberts (left) and Melba Pattillo Beals (right), during a book signing at Central High Schoo

John Kirk commemorates integration of Central High School with Little Rock Nine

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the integration of Central High School, John Kirk, director of the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, signed copies of his books on African American civil rights history in Arkansas along with members of the Little Rock Nine. Continue reading “John Kirk commemorates integration of Central High School with Little Rock Nine”