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.
A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor and his graduate students are making headway into a mystery 99 years in the making. Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor, students discover locations of missing Elaine 12 graves”
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”
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”
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”
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”
In 1919, one of the deadliest racial conflicts in the country occurred in Elaine, Arkansas. Historians still do not know how many people died during the Elaine Massacre, a conflict with an estimated death toll ranging from 20 to more than 800. Continue reading “UA Little Rock class investigates Elaine Massacre”
A history class at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has created a new digital index of Phillips County death certificates from 1917 to 1922. Continue reading “UA Little Rock class creates digital archive of long-lost Phillips County death certificates”