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Events for May 3, 0012 - February 2

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Eric Juhnke: “Quacks and Crusaders in Arkansas Medicine”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Eric Juhnke

Focusing on the careers of infamous medical quacks John Brinkley—who made a fortune in medical quackery, radio, and advertising in Texas before opening the Brinkley Hospitals in Little Rock—and Norman Baker—who opened an “alternative medicine” hospital in the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs—historian Eric Juhnke will examine what drew in many of their patients and supporters. Research reveals that few “victims” were desperate suckers or deranged fanatics.

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Walter Imahara and David Meltzer: “Memories of Japanese American Internment in World War II Arkansas”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Walter Imahara and David Meltzer

Not long after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the federal government rounded up more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent—both immigrants and native-born citizens—and began one of the most horrific mass-incarceration events in U.S. history. Jerome and Rohwer: Memories of Japanese American Internment in World War II Arkansas is a collection of brief memoirs written by former internees of Jerome and Rohwer,

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Sabine Schmidt and Don House—“Remote Access: Small Public Libraries in Arkansas”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Sabine Schmidt and Don House

With their cameras and notebooks in hand, photographers Sabine Schmidt and Don House embarked on an ambitious project to document the libraries committed to serving Arkansas’s smallest communities. Their book, Remote Access: Small Public Libraries in Arkansas, is the culmination of this fascinating three-year effort, which took the artists to every region of their home state.

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Warren Eugene Milteer Jr.: “Free People of Color in the South”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Warren Eugene Milteer Jr

In 1859, Arkansas legislators passed a law titled “An Act to Remove Free Negroes and Mulattoes from this State.” In his discussion, historian Warren Eugene Milteer Jr. will provide historical context for the effort to remove free people of color from Arkansas immediately before the U.S. Civil War and will explore the connections between the effort to expel free people of color from Arkansas and the broader movement to attack and diminish the status of those citizens across the pre–Civil War South.

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