Brian Mitchell is photographed in front of a portrait of his ancestor, Oscar James Dunn. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

Mitchell honors ancestor’s place in New Orleans history

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor is bringing to light the long, forgotten accomplishments of a historically significant family member by participating in a public project striving to preserve the erased history of New Orleans. Continue reading “Mitchell honors ancestor’s place in New Orleans history”

Grad Cody Besett stands between two Arkansas Highway Patrol vehicles. Photo by Ben Krain.

UA Little Rock grad uncovers history of oldest state law enforcement agency in Arkansas

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has honored his family’s legacy by devoting his graduate research to uncovering the history of the Arkansas Highway Police.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock grad uncovers history of oldest state law enforcement agency in Arkansas”

Crystal Shurley is graduating with a master's degree in Fall 2018. Shurley has worked as an archival assistant for the Arkansas State Archives and the Arkansas for the Center of Arkansas HIstory and Culture.

UA Little Rock researcher uncovers history of black activism during World War I

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate student is shedding light on long-overlooked contributions black communities in Arkansas made to the World War I effort.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock researcher uncovers history of black activism during World War I”

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’”

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”