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Land of (unequal) opportunity : documenting the civil rights struggle in Arkansas

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Creator:Arkansas History Commission
Title:Land of (unequal) opportunity : documenting the civil rights struggle in Arkansas

Online collection of digital materials related to civil rights in Arkansas. Materials include documents, articles, letters, advertising, and photographs. Topics range from early civil rights legislation, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, work for the rights of women and the rights of homosexuals, opposition by the Ku Klux Klan and White Citizens' Councils, the 1957 Little Rock Central High School integration crisis, integration of the state's colleges and universities, the 1919 race riot in the town of Elaine, and civil rights demonstrations including local demonstrations and the 1961 Freedom Rides.

While the great bulk of the materials maintained on the civil rights Web site is held by the UA Libraries Special Collections Department, other institutions around the state also contributed materials--including the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock; the Riley-Hickingbotham Library at Ouachita Baptist University; Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; the Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas; the Arkansas History Commission; and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, Washington, Arkansas.

The site also contains a timeline of the history of Arkansas and civil rights efforts in the state, five posters on Civil Rights in Arkansas, and ten lesson plans designed for teachers of middle school students.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:instructional materials | letters (correspondence) | advertisements | telegrams | lists (document genres) | photographs | black-and-white photographs | articles | visual works | texts (document genres) | legislative records | press releases | legislative acts | fliers (printed matter) | brochures | lesson plans | posters | StillImage | Text
Subjects:Hays, Brooks | Bates, Daisy | Eckford, Elizabeth, 1942- | Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994 | Eckford, Oscar, 1915-1980 | Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969 | Mann, Woodrow Wilson, 1916-2002 | African American newspapers--Arkansas--Little Rock | African Americans--Arkansas | African Americans--Arkansas--Little Rock | African Americans--Civil rights--Arkansas--Little Rock | African Americans--Education--Arkansas--Little Rock | African Americans--Suffrage--Arkansas | Antisemitism--Arkansas | Boycotts--Arkansas | Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) | Civil rights demonstrations--Arkansas | Civil rights--Arkansas | Civil rights--Arkansas--Little Rock | College integration--Arkansas | Communism--Arkansas | Concentration camps--Arkansas | Demonstrations--Arkansas | Discrimination | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation | Discrimination in education--Law and legislation--Arkansas | Equal rights amendment--United States | Federal-state controversies--Arkansas | Freedom Rides, 1961 | Gay rights--Arkansas | Gays--Arkansas | Governors--Arkansas | Japanese Americans--Arkansas | Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 | Jews--Arkansas | Judges--United States | Ku Klux Klan (1915- ) | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Ouachita Baptist College | Presidents--United States | Race discrimination--Arkansas | Race relations | Racism--Arkansas | School integration--Arkansas | School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Arkansas--Little Rock | Segregation in education--Arkansas | Segregation in education--Arkansas--Little Rock | Segregation in education--Law and legislation | Segregation--Arkansas | Segregationists--Arkansas | Soldiers--United States | States' rights (American politics) | White Citizens councils--Arkansas | Women's rights--United States | Race riots--Arkansas | United States, Arkansas, Eureka Springs, 36.4000796, -93.7392419 | United States, Arkansas, Carroll County, 36.3386737, -93.5093048 | United States, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, 34.7465, -92.2896 | United States, Arkansas, Jefferson County, Pine Bluff, 34.2284, -92.0032 | United States, Arkansas, Jefferson County, 34.2711667, -91.9248307 | United States, Arkansas, Poinsett County, 35.5730183, -90.6717121 | United States, Arkansas, Elaine, 34.3084371, -90.8520531 | United States, Arkansas, Phillips County, 34.4427373, -90.8331287
Institution:University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Libraries
Contributors:University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Libraries | Butler Center for Arkansas Studies | Ouachita Baptist University. Archives | University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Torreyson Library
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Persistent Link to Item:http://digitalcollections.uark.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/Civilrights