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Race, Rage, and Resistance: Richard Buckelew

CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas presents Race, Rage, and Resistance

Loosening the Noose of Judge Lynch: Prevented Lynchings in Arkansas

Speaker: Richard Buckelew

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Richard A. “Rick” Buckelew is a historian of nineteenth-century America who specializes in the history of race in Arkansas and the American South, with a particular focus on the history of lynching and racial violence. He received a PhD in history from the University of Arkansas in 1999 and is an associate professor of history at Bethune-Cookman University. His recent publications include chapters in the anthologies Bullets and Fire: Lynching and Authority in Arkansas, 1840–1950 (2018) and The Elaine Massacre and Arkansas: A Century of Atrocity and Resistance, 1819–1919 (2018). Buckelew is also working on a book titled Drawn Unto Death: Lynching and Mob Violence in Arkansas, 1836–1936.


About CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas

The CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. It is updated regularly to ensure the people of Arkansas have an accurate and accessible resource to explore our heritage. It will also benefit people outside the state who are seeking information about Arkansas. We invite you to browse our text entries and media galleries to learn more about the people, places, events, legends, and lore of the 25th state. The CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a work in progress. We are continually adding new entries, photographs, maps, videos, and audio files, so check back frequently to see what’s new.