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Remembering . . . a lost year  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The integration crisis at Little Rock Central High School did not end on May 28, 1958, when Ernest Green walked across a stage to become the school's first ...



Sixty years ago, Little Rock closed all its public high schools rather than desegregate them  Arkansas Times

On Sept. 27, 1958, 60 years ago this month, Little Rock decided by a vote of 19,470 to 7,561 to keep its public high schools closed rather than desegregate them ...



Former Little Rock high school basketball coach continues to touch lives  Arkansas Online

It was only natural for Kerry Joe Briggs to have the last word. That was how it always had been at Hall High School in Little Rock: Oliver B. Elders would address ...



ARKANSAS SPORTS HALL OF FAME: Basketball a staple during Oliver Elders' life  Arkansas Online

On a Saturday morning in the mid-1940s, two boys approached a large building with a key to the door. They walked with blissful nonchalance: Oliver Elders Jr., ...



Jumping rope kept its value in Elders' run  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Oliver Elders won 656 games, four state championships and two Overall titles as a coach in the Little Rock School District.



On this Day in AR History: January 18  KARK

On this day in 1940, the first African-American officer in the Arkansas State police was born in Dermott, Arkansas.



HIGH PROFILE: Little Rock School District Arts Director Danny Fletcher helps students students change their lives through music  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

At the age of 6, Danny Fletcher became the man of the house.



Recalling When JFK Came To Little Rock And Focused On A 'New South'  WBUR

WBUR's Delores Handy was in high school when the president came to her hometown.



No time to cry: 23rd Psalm kept Little Rock Nine's Melba Pattillo Beals alive  Arkansas Online

By the time she was 3, Melba Pattillo Beals knew the 23rd Psalm and the Lord's Prayer by heart.



HIGH PROFILE: Entrepreneur, lawyer, businessman, civil-rights pioneer and politician Richard Mays  Arkansas Online

Richard Mays isn't dressed like your typical high-powered lawyer this particular morning. In a tropical-print shirt, dark jeans and cognac-colored cowboy boots, ...



Treylon Burks Archives  Best of Arkansas Sports

Well, that was impressive. The dust has now settled on National Signing Day 2019, and Arkansas walks away with 25 signees in all. The Hogs missed out on ...



Sister: 'Little Rock Nine' member's mission was education for all  CNN International

Jefferson Thomas was risking his well-being by leaving an African-American school for Little Rock's all-white Central High School with eight other students in ...



Convicted bomber petitions for pardon; didn't hit Little Rock Nine student's home, he says  Arkansas Online

A man convicted nearly six decades ago of bombing the home of one of the students who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock has asked the state ...



Decades After 'Little Rock Nine,' Segregation Remains – and Business Leaders Still Call the Shots  AlterNet

Repaved streets, refurbished front doors, and a new sculpture. One would not have to know the date to guess that we are approaching another anniversary of ...



Friends and Neighbors: Little Rock Nine member to speak in Miami about desegregation  Miami Herald

Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, will speak May 3 at HistoryMiami Museum about the desegregation of Little Rock, Arkansas.



Green was first in line | Local News  Terre Haute Tribune Star

Ernest Green, who said he “didn't anticipate being in the history books,” is now in history as the only senior of the Little Rock Nine, the nine black students who,



In remembrance: Locals who passed on in March  Bloomington Pantagraph

March 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at Pantagraph.com/Obituaries.



Slideshow: Famous Hoosiers throughout the years | Famous Hoosiers | nwitimes.com  The Times of Northwest Indiana

The Region has produced more than its fair share of famous Hoosiers. Here's just a few of them.



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