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The story behind the name "Arkansas" ~ According to the Arkansas Secretary of State's website, the Quapaws were known as the "downstream people" by some tribes, and the Algonkian-speaking Indians of the Ohio Valley called them the Arkansas, or "south wind." Their pronunciation of the name was "Oo-ka-na-sa," according to Arkansas Tech University. There were many different spellings & pronunciations mixing French, Quapaw, Algonkian, and ultimately English. In 1881, the Legislature passed a…


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Are You REALLY Southern?

In Chapter 10, page 119, Atticus tells Jem "you can shoot all the bluejays you want if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."


James Sanders Hudson, son of Jesse Hudson and Matilda Everett Hudson, was born 12-15-1842 on George's Creek west of Yellville, AR (Marion County). He served as a Confederate soldier in the Civil War under General Sterling Price. He was granted a pension by a Special Act of the Arkansas Legislature for service in the Confederate Army. About 1865, he married Eliza Elizabeth Thomason, daughter of pioneer Henry Thomason.

Arkansas Legislature Copies Indiana, Passes Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

WASHINGTON -- Arkansas passed a religious freedom bill on Tuesday that is similar to an Indiana law that has faced national backlash for legalizing discr...


Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing LGBT Discrimination

MAJOR FAIL...WHAT HAPPENED TO "NO" DISCRIMINATION? Arkansas Legislature Passes Bill Allowing LGBT Discrimination

The Arkansas House of Representatives voted 86 to 1 in favor of HB 1241 that orders the State Board of Education to withdraw from PARCC by June 30, 2015.


Zelma Watson George (December 8, 1903 - July 3, 1994) is a well known African American philanthropist who is famous for being an alternate in the United Nations General Assembly and, as a headliner in Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera The Medium, the first African-American to play a role that was typically played by a Caucasian actress.