Learn more about Arkansas’s legacy of civil rights and history in an interactive timeline display.
Encouraged by Daisy Bates to go to medical school in Arkansas, Foster was the only black student to graduate in his 1958 medical school … Read More
A nationally celebrated scientist, Dr. Rayford was also a dedicated educator who worked tirelessly to recruit and encourage minority youth to pursue a career in medicine. Rayford and … Read More
Dr. John Marshall Robinson was one of the first black doctors to start a medical practice in Little Rock and an active civic leader…
Jordan was a humanitarian and a true example of altruism. A pioneer in the medical profession, she was a nurse, administrator and educator who … Read More
“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