Dr. John Kirk

Kirk’s New Book Chapter Explores Sweet Willie Wine’s 1969 Walk Against Fear

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”

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, 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”

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”