U.S. Rep French Hill, left, and Dr. Brian Mitchell, right, visit the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

UA Little Rock professor helps pass bill to honor Civil Rights Attorney Scipio Jones

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock history professor helped U.S. Rep. French Hill in his effort to pass legislation to honor Arkansas lawyer Scipio A. Jones.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock professor helps pass bill to honor Civil Rights Attorney Scipio Jones”

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”