20 Feb 2012 'Arkansas Civil Rights Symposium: Little Rock Central 55 Years Later'
The 30-minute documentary film, The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made: The Role of the Arkansas Gazette in the Central High Crisis, will be screened at 2 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium.
The panel discussion will follow, from 2:30-4 p.m.
It will be moderated by Ernest Dumas, long-time Arkansas Gazette reporter and editorial writer, and will include Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock Nine, along with Jerry Dhonau and Bill Lewis, Gazette reporters who covered the Central High Crisis; and Wadie Moore, who graduated from the segregated Horace Mann High School in 1968 and went on to become the first black newsroom employee at the Arkansas Gazette, where he was a sportswriter and editor until the paper closed.
Also that day, there will be an 11 a.m. lecture by Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who sent the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to escort the Little Rock Nine into the school and overturned Faubus’ order, at 11 a.m., also in the College of Business Auditorium.
All events are free and open to the public.
For further information about the UCA activities, contact Stephens at 501.852.2599, 501.450.5605 or [email protected].