Benjamin Victor, the artist chosen to create a bronze statue of Daisy Bates for the U.S. Capitol, has been inspired by Bates for many years. Continue reading “Sculptor Works on Finishing Touches of Daisy Bates Statue at UA Little Rock”
The artists who are creating the new statues of civil rights leader Daisy Bates and singer Johnny Cash that will eventually represent Arkansas in the U.S. Capitol will visit the University of Arkansas at Little Rock the week of April 25. Continue reading “Public Invited to See Sculptors of Daisy Bates, Johnny Cash Statues at UA Little Rock”
A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student received an award from the Pulaski County Historical Society for her paper revealing the unusual history of Little Rock protestors who took on an African American-owned restaurant that practiced segregation. Continue reading “Freedom knows no color”
The Center for Arkansas History and Culture at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has created a virtual exhibit to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock’s Central High School and the legacy surrounding the historic events.