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Dr. Lonnie Williams publishes book;
book signing scheduled for Dec. 9
December 7, 2010
Dr. Lonnie Williams, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, has
recently published “Remembrances in Black: Personal Perspectives of the
American Experience at the University of Arkansas, 1940s-2000s,” out
this month from the University of
Dr. Williams will sign copies of “Remembrances in Black” on Thursday,
Dec. 9, from 3-5 p.m., at the ASU Student Union’s Multicultural Center
located on the third floor, with a reception to follow in the Heritage
Plaza Lounge. The signing and the reception are sponsored by the
Strong-Turner Alumni Chapter and ASU Student Affairs.
Dr. Williams co-edited the volume of oral histories with Dr. Charles F.
Robinson II, vice provost for diversity at the University of Arkansas.
“Remembrances in Black” gathers the personal stories of African
Americans who worked as faculty and staff at the state’s flagship
institution, as well as African Americans who attended as students. The
stories illustrate the anguish, struggle, and triumph of individuals
whose lives were indelibly marked by their experiences at the
With the admission of Silas Hunt to the University of Arkansas Law
School in 1948, the university became the first southern public
institution of higher education to officially desegregate without being
required to do so by court order.
Before coming to ASU, Dr. Williams served for thirteen years as the
assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of
Dr. Williams and Dr. Robinson will also sign copies of
their book on Saturday, Dec. 4, at
Pyramid Books, 1001 Wright
Avenue, Little Rock, at 1 p.m.
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