An “Arkansas Hoosier” born in 1855. Conway, Arkansas. “My father was a Confederate soldier. He give his age a year older than it was to get into the army. After the war he bought 280 acres from the railroad and cleared it. We never had a mortgage on it. In 1920 the land was sold, […]
Arkansas Segregation Protest. Photo dated as Sep 26,1957.
Hope Arkansas Giant Watermelon. Postcard. 178 lb. Hope Melon. Pictured are Relynn Fields Miss Watermelon 39-inch Roscoe Stidman Spanky McFarland Pod Rogers. Postcard is dated Jan 2, 1993. “Davis, Clyde Davis Studio, 113 W. Conway St., Benton, AR. C. 1940-c.1972.”
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, with students (l-r) Lannie Wilson, Darrell Young, Dickie Mahon, and Don Weir hovering around sign proclaiming “This school closed by order of the federal government”. 1958
Sign, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Sept – Oct, 1938.
Interior of Negro tenant farmer’s home. Little Rock, Arkansas. October, 1935.
Colored children of sharecroppers, Little Rock, Arkansas. Ben Shahn, October, 1935.
Boone County, Arkansas. The family of a Resettlement Administration client in the doorway of their home. Ben Shahn, October, 1935. Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 33,948. The county seat is Harrison. Boone County is Arkansas’s 62nd county, formed on April […]
Blind street musician, West Memphis, Arkansas. Ben Shahn, October, 1935. West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 27,666 at the 2000 census, with an estimated population of 28,181 in 2005, ranking it as the state’s 12th largest city, behind Bentonville. It is considered part of the Memphis […]
Racist card declaring “open season” and providing home addresses of Daisy Bates, Harry Ashmore and Virgil Blossom.
Civil Rights Protest at Arkansas AM&N College. William Hansen on the protest line at Arkansas AM&N College Civil Rights demonstration, Pine Bluff.
“Educate them together… let them play together… send them to Church together and the result is inevitable.” Advertisement describing the dangers of racial integration.
Anti-integration race rally at Arkansas State Capitol. Photographer: John T. Bledsoe
Anti-Integration Propaganda Flyer. Flyer demonizes integration and says it will lead to race mixing. 1958