University of Arkansas at Little Rock

UA Little Rock to host suicide prevention walk

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is fighting the epidemic of suicide by holding a suicide prevention walk on Saturday, April 7.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host suicide prevention walk”

Nancy Tell-Hall, who is pursuing a master’s degree in public history at UA Little Rock, received a $200 prize and second place in the F. Hampton Roy Award competition, which is presented by the Pulaski County Historical Society each year to recognize a research article that makes a significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge of Pulaski County history.

Freedom knows no color

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock student received an award from the Pulaski County Historical Society for her paper revealing the unusual history of Little Rock protestors who took on an African American-owned restaurant that practiced segregation.  Continue reading “Freedom knows no color”

UA Little Rock theater presents “An Octoroon”

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will present the regional premiere of An Octoroon  Feb. 21-25 in the Haislip Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts on the UA Little Rock campus, 5900 University Dr. Continue reading “UA Little Rock theater presents “An Octoroon””

Dr. John Kirk

John Kirk to reflect on 60th anniversary of desegregation of Central High School

Dr. John Kirk, director of the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will present a lecture on the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock’s Central High School as part of the Evenings with History series.  Continue reading “John Kirk to reflect on 60th anniversary of desegregation of Central High School”

Dr. John Kirk (middle) speaks with members of the Little Rock Nine, Dr. Terrence Roberts (left) and Melba Pattillo Beals (right), during a book signing at Central High Schoo

John Kirk commemorates integration of Central High School with Little Rock Nine

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the integration of Central High School, John Kirk, director of the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, signed copies of his books on African American civil rights history in Arkansas along with members of the Little Rock Nine. Continue reading “John Kirk commemorates integration of Central High School with Little Rock Nine”

Dr. John Kirk

John Kirk to serve on panel discussing media coverage of Central High School integration

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor will be one of five panelists discussing crisis media coverage during the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957.  Continue reading “John Kirk to serve on panel discussing media coverage of Central High School integration”

Students who won a trip to Washington, D.C. through an essay contest with the Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Students win trip to Museum of African American History and Culture

While writing about the need for America to have museums that focus on African American history, Rebecca Doyne expressed how easy it is to feel lost without a way to discover the struggles and triumphs of the people who came before you.  Continue reading “Students win trip to Museum of African American History and Culture”

Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail

Ten honorees added to Civil Rights Heritage Trail

To kick off Black History Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Anderson Institute on Race and Ethnicity announced 10 names will be added to the Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail. 
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