Blackbelt Voices
Blackbelt Voices
Dec 30, 2019
Pique your interest in the past
Play • 24 min

We continue our conversation with Dr. Brian K. Mitchell, assistant professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Dr. Mitchell talks about the importance of sharing family history – both the happy times and the tragedies. We learn more about his background, including how he became interested in days gone by. Adena, Kara, and Katrina reflect on another centennial celebration and their personal transformations over the past decade.

Links to what we discussed:

The Black Belt | Southern Spaces

Panel on the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas, Massacre at the Southern Historical Association’s 2019 annual conference | C-SPAN

Classie Hawkins’ 100th Birthday Celebration

Where to find Dr. Mitchell:

Brian Mitchell, Ph.D. on LinkedIn

Brian Mitchell, Ph.D.'s faculty page at UA Little Rock


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Thanks to Black Dude White Dude podcast for allowing us to record portions of this episode at their studio. Katrina Dupins is our editor and producer, and Prentice Dupins Jr. composed the theme music. The Blackbelt Voices podcast is a production of Blackbelt Media LLC.

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