by Michael K. Honey
One hundred years ago, in the “Red Summer” of 1919, rampaging whites killed hundreds and perhaps thousands of African Americans in pogroms and race riots.
SOURCE: New York Times
September 30, 2019
by Nan Elizabeth Woodruff
Hundreds of black citizens were killed in Elaine, Arkansas, a century ago this week.
SOURCE: Perspectives on History
by Acadia Roher
How the Arkansas People’s History Project utilizes public history and engagement.
SOURCE: The Root
Ted Bonner, an Arkansas school board member, was called on to resign after dressing up in blackface at a Halloween party.
SOURCE: University of Arkansas
Williams spent more than 40 years at the University of Arkansas.
SOURCE: Arkansas Times
LITTLE ROCK — Dr. Ray Granade, chair of the Arkansas History Commission, and Richard Davies, Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, announced today the hiring of Dr. Lisa K. Speer as the new State Historian and Director of the History Commission. Speer succeeds Dr. Wendy Richter, who resigned in December, 2012. The Arkansas History Commission is the official state archives, with research facilities in Little Rock, Powhatan, and Washington, Arkansas.Born in Fayetteville, Dr. Speer grew up near Malvern, graduated from Glen Rose High School and then from Ouachita Baptist University in 1988 with a degree in History. She earned an MA and PhD in American History from the University of Mississippi, where she worked as Curator of the Mississippi Collection in the University’s Archives and Special Collections. She then earned an MA in Library and Information Studies with archival certification from the University of Alabama, where she worked as an archival technician. For just over a dozen years, Dr. Speer has directed the Special Collections and Archives at Southeast Missouri State University....
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