A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor has written a new book chapter that explores how Black activism in Arkansas changed between the Elaine Massacre in 1919 and Sweet Willie Wine’s Walk Against Fear in 1969. Continue reading “Kirk’s New Book Chapter Explores Sweet Willie Wine’s 1969 Walk Against Fear”
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
The first Evenings with History lecture series discussion of the new year will cover new research discovered about the Elaine Massacre. Continue reading “Next Evenings with History lecture to explore new research in Elaine Massacre”