The “Race and Ethnicity in Arkansas: Perspectives on the African American and Latina/o Experience” conference will be held Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, and is part of the Rockefeller Centennial Celebration marking the 100th anniversary of former governor Winthrop Rockefeller’s birth.
The experience of African Americans and Latina/os in Arkansas will be explored by professionals whose work is related to the study of race and ethnicity. The conference is sponsored by UALR’s Department of History and its Center for Arkansas History and Culture, the Central Arkansas Library System, and the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.
Adjoa Aiyetoro, Director of the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity will moderate a discussion, “From Slavery to Freedom in Arkansas,”during the conference.
Dr. John A. Kirk, George W. Donaghey Professor and Chair of the UALR Department of History and Institute Associate will, who has written, edited and co-edited six books on Arkansas and U.S. race relations will give the introductions at the conference.
Carl Moneyhon, professor in the UALR Department of History, who is a specialist in the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras will participate in the “From Slavery to Freedom in Arkansas,” panel discussion. Read more…
Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12,