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”

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”

Civil Rights Heritage Trail Induction Ceremony to Honor Elaine 12

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”

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’”