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”

Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail. Photo by Lonnie Timmons/UA Little Rock Communications.

Grant will support purchase of Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail markers to honor Elaine 12

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”

Dr. Yupo Chan. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock professors named ‘Visionary Arkansans’

Two professors at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been named “Visionary Arkansans 2018” by the Arkansas Times for their extraordinary research accomplishments. The list recognizes “inspired men and women who are making great things happen.”  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professors named ‘Visionary Arkansans’”

Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive Purple Heart Nov. 16  for WWI service

Research by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Professor Dr. Brian Mitchell was instrumental to the awarding of a posthumous Purple Heart to a black veteran from Pine Bluff.

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Mitchell to discuss Elaine Massacre in Diversity Council lecture

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Diversity Council will host a lunch and learn session with Dr. Brian Mitchell, professor of history, who will discuss the 1919 Elaine Massacre.  Continue reading “Mitchell to discuss Elaine Massacre in Diversity Council lecture”

Dr. Brian Mitchell

News story featuring UA Little Rock history professor wins Emmy

A 2017 KARK 4 News story on the Elaine Massacre featuring expert testimony by a University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor has won a regional Emmy award honoring outstanding journalism.  Continue reading “News story featuring UA Little Rock history professor wins Emmy”

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Mitchell appears in New York Post documentary on Elaine Massacre

The expertise of Dr. Brian Mitchell, a professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been highlighted in a short documentary about the 1919 Elaine Massacre.  Continue reading “Mitchell appears in New York Post documentary on Elaine Massacre”

Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive medals for service in World War I

A black World War I veteran and victim of the 1919 Elaine Massacre will posthumously be honored with the Purple Heart and other World War I honors that he was denied a century ago.  Continue reading “Elaine Massacre victim to posthumously receive medals for service in World War I”