Brian Mitchell, middle, talks about the significance of an historic marker for Frank Moore, a member of the Elaine 12, placed March 6 in Little Rock National Cemetery. Photo by Ben Krain.

Professor’s research leads to historic marker for Elaine 12 member Frank Moore

An historic marker was unveiled March 6 at Little Rock National Cemetery to signify the location where Frank Moore, a member of the Elaine 12, is buried.  Continue reading “Professor’s research leads to historic marker for Elaine 12 member Frank Moore”

Photo of students visiting the historic timeline exhibit at Robinson Auditorium

UA Little Rock honored for exhibit preserving history of Robinson Center

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture has been recognized for its efforts to showcase the history of the Robinson Center. Continue reading “UA Little Rock honored for exhibit preserving history of Robinson Center”

Dr. Brian Mitchell

Historic marker to be placed at Little Rock National Cemetery to honor Elaine 12 member Frank Moore

Brian Mitchell, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock who has conducted extensive research on the Elaine Massacre, has long waited for the day when Frank Moore, a member of the Elaine 12, would be honored with a historic marker at his final resting place.  Continue reading “Historic marker to be placed at Little Rock National Cemetery to honor Elaine 12 member Frank Moore”

U.S. Rep French Hill, left, and Dr. Brian Mitchell, right, visit the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Mitchell attends State of the Union as Rep. Hill’s Guest

Dr. Brian Mitchell, an assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, attended the State of the Union on Feb. 4. Continue reading “Mitchell attends State of the Union as Rep. Hill’s Guest”

Nancy Tell-Hall

Tell-Hall explores reasons for removal of West Rock

A graduating student is shedding light on the removal of one of Little Rock’s first working class African-American suburbs, West Rock, as part of the city’s urban renewal efforts of the 1950s and 60s.  Continue reading “Tell-Hall explores reasons for removal of West Rock”

UA Little Rock graduate student Nancy Hall will stands among statue of the Little Rock Nine memorial at the State Capitol. Photo by Ben Krain.

Tell-Hall receives Little Rock Nine Endowed Scholarship

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student with a passion for history has received a $5,000 scholarship from the Department of History for her inspirational civil rights research.  Continue reading “Tell-Hall receives Little Rock Nine Endowed Scholarship”

Dr. Brian Mitchell

Newly discovered historic records reveal new details surrounding the Elaine Massacre

As Arkansas honors the 100th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre this year, a University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor and alumnus are uncovering more secrets surrounding one of the worst race massacres in the country’s history.  Continue reading “Newly discovered historic records reveal new details surrounding the Elaine Massacre”

UALR sign at the entrance on S. University Dr near University Plaza on January 28, 2016.

College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences awards $12,000 to promote summer faculty research

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences awarded $12,000 in Summer Research Fellowship Grants to four professors who are spending their summer breaks performing unique research. Continue reading “College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences awards $12,000 to promote summer faculty research”

Grad Cody Besett stands between two Arkansas Highway Patrol vehicles. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock grad uncovers history of oldest state law enforcement agency in Arkansas

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has honored his family’s legacy by devoting his graduate research to uncovering the history of the Arkansas Highway Police.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad uncovers history of oldest state law enforcement agency in Arkansas”