Arkansans Johnny Cash and Daisy Bates are shown in historic photographs courtesy of the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture.

UA Little Rock History Professor to Teach New Class on Arkansas Icons Daisy Bates and Johnny Cash

The spring semester will present Arkansas history and music enthusiasts with the opportunity to learn more about the two famous Arkansans who have been selected to represent the state in the U.S. Capitol. Continue reading “UA Little Rock History Professor to Teach New Class on Arkansas Icons Daisy Bates and Johnny Cash”

Dr. John Kirk

Kirk to Present “Doing History: Research-Based Teaching & Learning” at Next Evenings with History Event

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold the next meeting in the Evenings with History series on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Historic Arkansas Museum at 200 E. 3rd Street in Little Rock. Continue reading “Kirk to Present “Doing History: Research-Based Teaching & Learning” at Next Evenings with History Event”

Dr. John Kirk, second from right in back row, teaches at the Arkansas Governor's School with his fellow Area II instructors.

UA Little Rock Faculty Share Knowledge with Arkansas Governor’s School Students

Three University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty members spent a month of their summer vacation sharing their knowledge with talented high school students who participated in the 2022 Arkansas Governor’s School (AGS). Continue reading “UA Little Rock Faculty Share Knowledge with Arkansas Governor’s School Students”

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Winthrop Rockefeller Institute to host John Kirk on Aug. 13

The Winthrop Rockefeller Institute atop Petit Jean Mountain will host Dr. John Kirk, George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History at UA Little Rock, on August 13. Continue reading “Winthrop Rockefeller Institute to host John Kirk on Aug. 13”

Dr. John Kirk

Kirk to Discuss New Winthrop Rockefeller Book During Evenings with History Lecture Series on April 5

Dr. John Kirk, George W. Donaghey distinguished professor of history, will discuss his new book, “Winthrop Rockefeller: From New Yorker to Arkansawyer, 1912-1956,” during the final meeting of the History Institute’s 2021-2022 Evenings with History Lecture Series. Continue reading “Kirk to Discuss New Winthrop Rockefeller Book During Evenings with History Lecture Series on April 5”

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Kirk Edits Landmark New Book on Civil Rights Movement

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has edited a new book on the civil rights movement that uses primary sources to highlight its important themes, issues, and figures. Continue reading “Kirk Edits Landmark New Book on Civil Rights Movement”

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”