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History Minute: John Conger

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist Of the many figures to shape higher education in Arkansas, John Conger has perhaps the most unique experience. Throughout his...

History Minute: Albert Witte

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist Some people are fortunate enough to have lives that are a front-seat to history. Respected University of Arkansas law professor...

History Minute: Gilbert Anderson

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist Modern moviegoers often go to the movies looking for newer and more dazzling feature for their movies, looking for clever...

Robert Glover, the man behind the District Agricultural Schools

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist Robert Glover, the man behind the District Agricultural Schools. His 1909 legislation led to the creation of the schools that...

History Minute: Scipio Jones

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist Scipio Africanus Jones was a leader in the civil rights community in Arkansas in the late 1800s and early 1900s. His work as an attorney...

St. Johns

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist  For many years after statehood, Arkansas had few schools and no colleges. More settlers came to believe that developing institutions of learning was the way...

Maurice Britt

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist Maurice Britt, known to friends and fellow Arkansans as "Footsie," was a widely respected and admired figure in the state for both his skills as...

Robert Crittenden

Kenneth Bridges |  History Columnist Robert Crittenden was once a giant in Arkansas politics. As the first territorial secretary, he laid the foundations for the beginnings of Arkansas government and the...

Moonlight Murders

Kenneth Bridges | History Columnist In 1946, five people were murdered and three more critically injured in a series of bloody attacks that kept Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas gripped...

History Minute: Women gaining the right to vote in Arkansas

Kenneth Bridges History Columnist Today in Arkansas, few give any thought to the idea of women voting. However, the right of women to vote is something that has emerged only fairly recently in American...