April 4, 2018 is a somber anniversary, marking 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The University of Arkansas Libraries remembers his life and contributions. To commemorate the historic milestone, the University of Arkansas joins with universities, museums, and other institutions around the country to ring bells 39 times at 6:01 pm. on April 4th. Here are some other selections from Special Collections highlighting the impact of King’s legacy on Arkansas and the effect of his death at the University of Arkansas.
Special Collections materials include some of the best-known Arkansan names in the arts, but the collections also speak of more modest contributions and less celebrated cultural phenomena. Discover the Sue H. Walker Papers in this blog post by architectural records archivist Catherine Wallack.
In unity with the National Civil Rights Museum and campuses across the United States, the University Libraries and Fulbright College are co-sponsoring a ringing of the Old Main bells on April 4 commemorating Dr. King’s life.
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This venerable reference work, with a first edition dating back to 1906, appeared in a new 17th edition in 2017