Introducing The Struggle in the South, a Joe Jones Mural

Wednesday, January 16 at 6 p.m. (UA Little Rock Downtown)
*In partnership with UA Little Rock

In 1935, famed American artist Joe Jones created The Struggle in the South, a provocative depiction of Southern sharecroppers, coal miners and a black family in fear of a lynching. Originally painted in the dining hall at Commonwealth College near Mena, Arkansas, this 44-by-9-foot work was recently restored with a $500,000 grant from Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Center. During this program, moderator Senator Joyce Elliott will join Brad Cushman, UA Little Rock Department of Art and Design Gallery director and curator; author Guy Lancaster; Dr. Brian Mitchell, UA Little Rock professor of history; Dr. Bobby L. Roberts, former UA Little Rock archivist and Central Arkansas Library System executive director; and Taemora Williams, UA Little Rock student, to discuss the artwork’s historical significance and importance of its new home in UA Little Rock Downtown’s reflection room.

All Clinton School Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or by calling (501) 683-5239.

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/16/2019
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
UA Little Rock Downtown