Learn more about Arkansas’s legacy of civil rights and history in an interactive timeline display.
“It would put me in doubt about my very existence,” she said. “Some things are worth dying for. I stopped being me. I became … Read More
“It’s been an interesting year…. I’ve had a course in human relations firsthand.” ~ Ernest Green describing his experience integrating Central High School in 1957 Ernest Gideon … Read More
Lucious Christopher “L.C.” Bates was the founder of the Arkansas State Press newspaper, where he used the voice of the paper to help attack … Read More
Daisy Gatson Bates was a well-known activist for civil rights in the African American community by the time the U.S. Supreme Court passed Brown v. … Read More
Ozell Sutton, a civil rights leader in Arkansas, gives his emotional first-hand account of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
2013 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail Honoree Afraid of publicity misleading the public, Phillips, was one of the great business men to help encourage … Read More
2013 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail Honoree Dr. Freeman was one of the four medical professionals within the city to increase efforts in desegregating … Read More
2013 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail Honoree Jackson earned a doctorate in medicine from Little Rock’s integrated medical school [currently University or Arkansas for … Read More
Bert Strauss was a student at Philander when they began working with the Downtown Negotiating Committee in 1962. Strauss, along with Philander Smith student … Read More
2013 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail Honoree Mitchell was President of the Arkansas Bar Association and Little Rock Chamber of Commerce representative. He was … Read More
As a founding member of the Council on Community Affairs, Dr. Evangeline Upshur became a leader in the Little Rock community in the quest … Read More
2013 Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail Honoree Dr. Townsend was the first of many, blazing a trail for many young African American professionals. He … Read More