Dr. Kelly Houston Jones, Assistant Professor of History at Arkansas Tech University and former UA Little Rock graduate

History lecture to explore characteristics of absentee plantations

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a lecture about life on absentee plantations in the Mississippi River on Nov. 5.  Continue reading “History lecture to explore characteristics of absentee plantations”

Dr. Katrina Yeaw, assistant professor of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Photo by Ben Krain.

Libya to be subject of next ‘Evenings with History’ lecture series

Dr. Katrina Yeaw, assistant professor of Middle Eastern studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will give the talk, “Beyond Benghazi: A Brief History of Modern Libya,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Continue reading “Libya to be subject of next ‘Evenings with History’ lecture series”

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

History lecture to discuss women in leadership during Great Depression

When the Great Depression struck in the 1930s, hunger, unemployment, and misery swept the nation. President Franklin Roosevelt responded to the terror by establishing the New Deal, a plan that included the passing of banking reforms, emergency relief, work relief, and agricultural programs.

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Professor Barclay Key

History professor to discuss 1967 Little Rock School Board crisis

After the 1957 desegregation of Central High School, a coalition of blacks and whites banned together to elect school board members who would comply with federal court orders and work to completely desegregate schools in Arkansas’ capital. To fulfill these requests, the school board hired a team of researchers from the University of Oregon to construct the most effective plan to fully desegregate the Little Rock School District. Continue reading “History professor to discuss 1967 Little Rock School Board crisis”

History lecture to discuss women in leadership during Great Depression

When the Great Depression struck in the 1930s, hunger, unemployment, and misery swept the nation. President Franklin Roosevelt responded to the terror by establishing the New Deal, a plan that included the passing of banking reforms, emergency relief, work relief, and agricultural programs.

Continue reading “History lecture to discuss women in leadership during Great Depression”