On January 3, 1931, farmers converged on England, Arkansas to demand poverty relief. This led to Will Rogers’ poverty tour and a greater national conversation about conditions in rural America i
I have not yet covered the Elaine Massacre in the This Day in Labor History series, but it’s on the list. It’s 100th anniversary was yesterday. 1919 was an atrocious year in American histo
John Roberts, writing his decision in Shelby County: “There is no denying … that the conditions that originally justified these measures no longer characterize voting in the covered jurisdictions.
I have no idea what goes on in Arkansas except for white people voting for Donald Trump. And I guess my contempt for them is why they vote Trump instead of their racism. But I don’t care. Becaus
I don’t listen to a lot of podcasts, but one that I do like is Gravy, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance. This podcast on how the chicken industry has utterly transformed Springdale,
MLK Day in Arkansas:
Chait has a good profile of Tom Cotton, quite possibly the next senator from Arkansas. This despite his vote against the farm bill that many Arkansas citizens rely upon: Yet farm subsidies have lived
On July 11, 1934, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union formed when eleven white farmers and seven black farmers met in Tyronza, Arkansas to form a union of sharecroppers to fight for poor farmers’