WSP: Interview with LaVerne Bell-Tolliver

“I was the only black student for two years at Forest Heights…it shaped my identity of who I am.”

Arkansas Ties: Born in Little Rock, Arkansas
Profession: Professor of Social Work

Listen to Audio Clips

Clip 1 – 9th Street

Clip 3 – Parents’ Experience

Clip 4 – School Desegregation

Clip 5 – Change Overtime, Schools Today

LaVerne Bell-Tolliver

LaVerne Bell-Tolliver, Ph.D.

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Read the interview transcript with LaVerne Tolliver.

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The Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock was founded in July 2011. With a vision to make Arkansas the best state in the country for promoting and celebrating racial and ethnic diversity, the Institute conducts research, promotes scholarship and provides programs that address racial inequities. It does so by facilitating open and honest dialogue aimed at empowering communities and informing public policy to achieve more equitable outcomes.

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