Slave resistance in Arkansas is the topic of Legacies & Lunch on Wednesday, January 8, at noon in the Main Library's Darragh Center, 100 Rock Street. Kelly Houston Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, will present "A Rough, Saucy Set of Hands to Manage," a discussion of her research on slavery in Arkansas. Legacies & Lunch is free and open to the public.
In her research, Jones "seeks to recover the slave point of view in examining explicit resistance." Her work has been featured in numerous academic journals, including the Arkansas Historical Quarterly and the Pulaski County Historical Review. Jones has researched legal documents, oral histories, and other resources, and she has found that "slaves' resistance in Arkansas seems to have had more to do with making their lives a little easier than with a continuing, self-conscious effort to undermine the slave regime."
Legacies & Lunch is supported in part by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Programs are held from noon-1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch; drinks and desert are provided. For more information, contact 918-3033.