Tag: Butler Banner Spring 2021

Via Negativa

You may have noticed that Arkansas was in the national news a few weeks ago. This is rarely a good thing.

In this particular case, the national ire and incredulity directed toward the Natural State related to two bills, House Bill 1218 and House Bill 1231, which would have prohibited schools from offering any curriculum that might broadly promote the idea of social justice and prohibited schools from using any curriculum linked to the New York Times’s 1619 Project,

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Historical Contributions of African American Psychologists from Arkansas

Arkansas has an extensive history of transformative contributions by African American psychologists in the fields of psychology, education, and social justice. On February 28, 2020, the Arkansas Association of Black Psychology Professionals (AABPP) in collaboration with the Diversity Committee of the Arkansas Psychological Association, Philander Smith College’s Social Justice Institute, and the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site hosted “Historical Contributions of African American Psychologists from Arkansas” on the campus of Philander Smith College in Little Rock.

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A Look Back at an African American Medical Pioneer: Fred T. Jones

The CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies’ manuscripts division has recently digitized materials from the Fred T. Jones Sr. Collection, which was donated to the Butler Center by Jones’s daughter Marie Jones Griffin in 1997. Fred T. Jones was a physician and pioneer in providing insurance and medical care to African Americans in Arkansas and Louisiana,

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Share Some Love from the CALS Galleries at Library Square

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (it’s on Sunday!), we’re excited to have some one-of-a-kind pieces of Arkansas art that are perfect for that special someone.

Roger Buchanan makes amazing “treasure boxes” that can be used by anyone to store their jewelry and treasured items, and Richard Prewitt just brought in some sparkling jewels in the form of transformed vintage watches.

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Mapping Our History: Little Rock’s West Ninth Street

The CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is pleased to announce the creation of a digital exhibit documenting the history of Little Rock’s West Ninth Street, once a center of commerce and culture for the city’s African Americans. The project uses a mapping program to create an interactive narrative, useful for providing context and illustrating spatial relationships.

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Read all about it!: NewspaperARCHIVE

The Central Arkansas Library System has recently added more databases to our selection of online resources. A database of particular interest to genealogists and researchers of Arkansas history is NewspaperARCHIVE, a small database of historical Arkansas newspapers. Researchers who use Newspapers.com will see some similarities between the two databases, but the NewspaperARCHIVE database has some newspapers that are not included in Newspapers.com.

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