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”

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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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”