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Events for May 3, 0012 - November 2

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Suzanne Pharr — “The Women’s Project: Working Across Race, Gender, and Economics”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Suzanne Pharr

Suzanne Pharr will tell the story of the Women’s Project’s efforts to build a local women’s movement in the 1980s and 1990s and show how it worked across race, gender, and economic lines to bring about social change in Arkansas. The discussion will include insights into how these strategies can help confront crises that we now face.

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Calvin White and Michael Pierce: “Race, Labor, and Violence in the Delta”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Calvin White and Michael Pierce

In September 2019—on the 100th anniversary of the Elaine Massacre—a group of scholars met in Little Rock to share research on the ways that labor and racialized violence have intersected in the Delta since the Civil War. The purpose was not to distract attention from the Elaine Massacre but to historicize it,

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Julius Wilm—”Populist Politics and Settlement Practice: Free Land in Arkansas from the 1830s to the 1920s”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Julius Wilm

Historians typically associate homesteading (the practice of settlers claiming government land free of charge through improvement) with the Great Plains states. Yet, one could argue that Arkansas is a particularly prominent location in this history: As early as the 1830s, petition campaigns from the Arkansas Territory demanded such a law, and beginning in 1840, the state government distributed tax-forfeited lands under conditions that anticipated the 1862 federal Homestead Act.

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