Brian Mitchell is photographed in front of a portrait of his ancestor, Oscar James Dunn. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

A Monumental Achievement: UA Little Rock Professor Authors First Graphic History Book

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has taken his research into Reconstruction history to new heights with the launch of a graphic history book that he hopes will be the first in a series on racial history and justice in the United States. Continue reading “A Monumental Achievement: UA Little Rock Professor Authors First Graphic History Book”

Dr. Brian Mitchell

Mitchell is featured speaker in Feb. 6 symposium on African American Migration in Arkansas

Dr. Brian Mitchell, assistant professor of history at UA Little Rock, will serve as one of three presenters in a virtual symposium about the migration of Black Americans in Arkansas. Continue reading “Mitchell is featured speaker in Feb. 6 symposium on African American Migration in Arkansas”

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

UA Little Rock professor helps pass bill to honor Civil Rights Attorney Scipio Jones

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor helped U.S. Rep. French Hill in his effort to pass legislation to honor Arkansas lawyer Scipio A. Jones.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor helps pass bill to honor Civil Rights Attorney Scipio Jones”

Dr. Brian Mitchell

Mitchell co-authors second edition of ‘Blood in Their Eyes’

When author, historian, and lawyer Grif Stockley published “Blood in Their Eyes: The Elaine Race Massacre of 1919” in 2001, it renewed public interest in the 1919 Elaine Massacre, which is now known as the deadliest racial conflict in Arkansas history.

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Brian Mitchell is photographed in front of a portrait of his ancestor, Oscar James Dunn. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

UA Little Rock researchers uncover forgotten African American history in Arkansas

University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor of history Dr. Brian Mitchell has been leading an effort to uncover forgotten moments in African American Arkansas history. Continue reading “UA Little Rock researchers uncover forgotten African American history in Arkansas”

Decendents of some of the 12 defendants in the 1919 Elaine Massacre are honored during an Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail Induction Ceremony. Markers bearing the names of the 12 victims killed in the Elaine race riots were unveiled along the Civil Rights Heritage Trail in downtown Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Elaine 12 inducted into Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre, the deadliest racial conflict in Arkansas history, but the scars of the tragedy still follow the family members of the victims generations later. Continue reading “Elaine 12 inducted into Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail”