This second blog from Special Collections intern Craig Huddleston examines the end of Reconstruction in Arkansas, the rise of explicitly racist government and the last African American legislators to hold elected office prior to the modern Civil Rights Era.
Special Collections intern Craig Huddleston explores the impact of African American legislators who served in the Arkansas General Assembly during Reconstruction, the decades just after the Civil War when federal intervention allowed a brief period of civil and political opportunity for African American leaders in the American South.
The University Libraries have many databases and digital resources collections available even with our campus closed and students and faculty working from distant locations. Here are hints for getting fascinating information about home gardens, food preservation, cooking at home, and other “homesteading” activities from the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Circulars digital collections.
We grieve the passing of Ellen Compton, a longtime staff member of the University of Arkansas Libraries and a guiding force in our archivist family. Compton left an indelible mark on Special Collections. She will be forever missed.
In Part II of this exploration of the University of Arkansas campus in 1969, we look at the controversy and racial tensions ahead of the “Game of the Century,” when the Razorbacks hosted Texas on December 6, 1969.