The Law Review of the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and Butler Center for Arkansas Studies will host a symposium on Friday, Sept. 28, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Cooper v. Aaron. Continue reading “Bowen Law Review symposium celebrates anniversary of landmark case”
“This is your new school.”
These were the words that echoed off the eardrums of a 12-year-old LaVerne Bell-Tolliver in the summer of 1961, while sitting in the backseat of her parents’ station wagon as they drove past Forest Heights Junior High School, one of five all-white junior high schools in Little Rock.
Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver, an associate professor of social work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will discuss her new book, “The First Twenty-Five: An Oral History of the Desegregation of Little Rock’s Public Junior High Schools” at a book signing on Thursday, Feb. 15, at UA Little Rock. Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor debuts oral history of desegregation in new book”