Jose Padua Named 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Winner

Jose Padua Named 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Winner

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jose Padua has won the 2019 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his collection A Short History of Monsters. A finalist was also named: Jess Williard for his collection Unmanly Grief. Padua and Williard were selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy...

Journal of Sport History reviews Sport, Culture, and Society titles

“DC Sports would be a useful addition to undergraduate courses in sports history, sociology, and African American studies.” —Journal of Sport History, Summer 2016   “Swanson and Wiggins have assembled a collection of ambitious scope and compelling topics that will...
The First Twenty-Five featured in Arkansas Life

The First Twenty-Five featured in Arkansas Life

On May 23, 1961,” Dr. LaVerne Bell-Tolliver writes in the opening lines of her new book, “the Little Rock School Board designated twenty-five students to be the first African-Americans (then called “Negroes” or “Coloreds”) to attend four of the five public Little Rock...
LaVerne Bell-Tolliver interviewed on KUAR

LaVerne Bell-Tolliver interviewed on KUAR

A new book, “The First Twenty-Five: An Oral History of the Desegregation of Little Rock’s Public Junior High Schools,” shares the experiences of many of those students. The collection of first-hand accounts was compiled by Dr. Laverne Bell-Tolliver,...

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