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Arkansas Moments

  • Fifty years ago this November [2016], Winthrop Rockefeller was elected Arkansas’s first Republican governor in almost a century. To win the election,…
  • Fifty years ago this November [2016], Winthrop Rockefeller was elected Arkansas’s first Republican governor in almost a century. He strongly believed that…
  • Fifty years ago this November [2016], Winthrop Rockefeller was elected Arkansas’s first Republican governor in almost a century. In the oil business in…
  • The first immigrants to Arkansas were the many Native American Indians that occupied the land for thousands of years. They were descendants of people who…
  • African Americans were not immigrants to Arkansas. The vast majority of African Americans were originally brought to the state against their will as…
  • From the 1940s through the 1960s, the Bracero Program brought thousands of Mexican workers into the Arkansas delta to address labor shortages. Braceroes…
  • In 1954, when the United States Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision was handed down, Orval Faubus was running against…
  • After the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the first four African American legislators were elected to the Arkansas General Assembly in eighty…
  • The election law of 1891 began African American disfranchisement in Arkansas. Passed with the intention of combating electoral fraud, its measures proved…
  • More African Americans were elected to the Arkansas General Assembly in the nineteenth century than have been elected in the twentieth and twenty-first…