“There’s a hopeful feeling that something more lasting will happen in this movement.” – Brian K. Mitchell, UALR assistant professor of history 

“We have to make a change, so if that means I’ve got to get out of my comfort zone to do so, then that’s what it means.”  – Latoya Garza, a nurse in Batesville, AR. 

“I can’t march with them in Little Rock until I march in Pine Bluff.” – Kymara H. Seals, activist in Pine Bluff, AR. 

“We’re not just jumping on this trending moment and forgetting all about it. We’re going to continue to unify and not just be reactive, but be proactive.” -Tim Campbell, student at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock. 

Photo by Beth Crenshaw via the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network

Last week The Arkansas Nonprofit News Network provided a beautiful snapshot of the Black Lives Matter protests throughout the state. Highlighting the events and their organizers in Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Harrison, Batesville and more, the profiles of everyday Arkansas activists are a window into what Professor Mitchell refers to as the “second modern civil rights movement” happening right here in Arkansas.

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