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Barnes, Jones, and Lancaster

Kenneth Barnes, a retired professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, explores how the KKK established a significant foothold in the state and created a seat of power in Little Rock in The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas: How Protestant White Nationalism Came to Rule a State. Kelly Houston Jones, assistant professor of history at Arkansas Tech University, has written the first book-length study of Arkansas slavery in more than sixty years. A Weary Land: Slavery on the Ground in Arkansas offers a glimpse of enslaved life on the South’s western margins, focusing on the intersections of land use and agriculture within the daily life and work of bonded Black Arkansans. Guy Lancaster, editor of the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas, has authored, co-authored, or edited several book on racial violence in Arkansas. American Atrocity: The Types of Violence in Lynching offers a new framework for understanding the act of lynching, showing that perpetrators were enforcing social subjugation rather than personal vengeance.

This event will take place on the Zoom platform. Free registration is required.

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Date and Time

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm