Peace and Conflict


A History of the Peace Movement in Northwest Arkansas

Dick Bennett, emeritus professor of English at the University of Arkansas and co-founder and former president of Fayetteville’s OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology, reflects on the peace movement in Northwest Arkansas from 1965 to 2000. Recorded August 15, 2007.

African American Life on the Ozark Civil War Homefront

A program by Father Moses Berry, curator of the Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum in Ash Grove, Missouri. Recorded November 10, 2012.

The Back to the Land Movement: Ozark History and Memories

Local historian Denele Campbell discusses her book, Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land, a collection of thirty-two interviews with people who moved to the Ozarks in the 1960s in search of a life removed from the trappings of modern society. Recorded June 17, 2015.

Sundown Towns in Arkansas

Dr. Guy Lancaster, editor for the online Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, discusses his extensive research on “sundown towns” in Arkansas: communities were white residents expelled all or most of the town’s African American residents. According to Dr. Lancaster, some 100 towns in Arkansas are suspected to have been sundown towns, most of them in the northern and western sections of the state. Recorded March 8, 2011.