We Heard Them Say: Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, Jr. about his father WWI veteran James “Jim” Guy Tucker, Sr.

 

Capt. James Tucker

Alex Crawford interviews former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, Jr. about his grandfather. Captain James “Jim” Guy Tucker, Sr. served in 353rd Infantry in frontline combat during Meuse-Argonne Offensive, suffering injury from German shelling and gas attack on November 1, 1918

Creator: Jim Guy Tucker, Jr.

Interviewer: Alex Crawford, 12th grade, Little Rock Central High School

Time Period: Early 20th Century 1901-1940 (gr 7-8); Early 20th Century (Progressive Era and WW1) (gr 9-12)

Location: Pulaski County

 

 

Additional media: Interview transcription; Young Historians project journal; Arkansas Declaration of Learning teacher resources; Primary sources: Arkansas and the Great War; Video: Arkansas and the Great War, Camp Pike; UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas Studies lesson plan


Part One

audio recording, 13 minutes 34 seconds

 

Part Two

audio recording, 12 minutes 53 seconds

 

Part Three

audio recording, 12 minutes 52 seconds

 

Part Four

audio recording, 12 minutes 32 seconds


 

Words That Matter–Voices of Civil Rights: The 1st Day at Central High (September 4th, 1957)

This audio walking tour follows the footsteps and narrates eyewitness accounts of the Little Rock Nine’s ill-fated first attempt to attend classes during the historic desegregation crisis. Researched, scripted, and recorded by students in the Central High Memory Project.

See the project page.

Start the walking tour.

Creator: Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.). Civil Rights Memory Project

Time Period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

Location: Pulaski County

 

The Little Rock Central High Memory Project website

The Little Rock Central High’s Civil Rights Memory Project was inspired by the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress. The student-designed website includes lesson plans, student interviews, essays, and digital projects, as well as a history of the ongoing Memory Project.

Creator: Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.). Civil Rights Memory Project

Time Period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

Location: Pulaski County

Walking Tour Sampler: French version

From “Words That Matter–Voices of Civil Rights: The 1st Day at Central High (September 4th, 1957).”

This document is a French-language version of Audio Stop 2 of the walking tour script.

Translators: Anna Mitchell and Laetitia Bobet, high school students, Portland, Maine, USA.

Time Period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

Location: Pulaski County

Read the Walking Tour Sampler: French version here.

 

Giving History a Voice: James Lucky statement on attack of black military police officer

This 1918 statement memo from James Lucky, cook, 11th Company, 3rd receiving Battalion, 162d Depot Brigade, U.S. Army, describes an attack of a white soldier on an black military police officer who was in transit through Alexandria, Louisiana with a prisoner. The statement was written at Camp Pike, AR.

Creator: James Lucky, cook, 11th Company, 3rd receiving Battalion, 162d Depot Brigade, U.S. Army

Student narrator: Zhion Hammonds, 11th grade, eStem Public Charter School, Little Rock, AR

Time Period: Early 20th Century 1901-1940 (gr 7-8)Early 20th Century (Progressive Era and WW1) (gr 9-12)

Location: Pulaski County

Audio recording, 2 minutes 29 seconds

Student produced content: Elizabeth Eckford

Rachel Gibson attended a talk by Ruby Bridges at Harding University on February 2, 2017 where she met Elizabeth Eckford in the audience. Students at Harding and at area public schools who also attended the evening program were invited to share their responses to the stories they heard that evening as part of the Civil Rights Memory Project at Little Rock Central High, sponsored by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library.

Creator: Rachel Gibson, Harding University

Time Period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

Location: Pulaski County

Lesson plans: Arkansas Statehood Lesson Plan

This lesson explores the process of Arkansas Territory becoming a state, through the use of primary and secondary sources. Students will read newspaper articles and pamphlet excerpts to understand the political issues surrounding Arkansas becoming a state in 1836. A list of various activities related to original primary and secondary resources allows teachers the flexibility to choose parts of this lesson plan to use and adapt as needed.

Creator: Arkansas State Archives

Grades: 5-8 Middle School; 9-12 High School

Location: Pulaski County

Time period: Louisiana Purchase Through Early Statehood 1803-1860

View and download the lesson plan.

Lesson plans: “All the World is Watching Us”, The Crisis at Little Rock Central High School, 1954-1957

Objectives: To learn about and feel emotions of the events surrounding the integration of Little Rock Central High Schoo; To relate the events of the Little Rock Central High School crisis to the overall Civil Rights movement, to current events, and to themselves; To place locations and events in context through mapping skills; To better understand race relations of the past and present, and be encouraged to think about race relations in the future.

Creator: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Grades: 5-8 Middle School; 9-12 High School

Geographic: Ouachita Mountains

Location: Pulaski County

Time period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

View and download the lesson plan.

Lesson plans: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Objectives: To understand one example of educational opportunity available to African-American students prior to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision in 1954; To illustrate and understand one strategy that African-Americans used to combat racial segregation; To analyze the feelings of students who attended Dunbar.

Creator: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Grades: 9-12 High School

Geographic: Ouachita Mountains

Location: Pulaski County

Time period: Early 20th Century (Great Depression) (gr 9-12); World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

View and download the lesson plan.

Lesson plans: Every Person Has a Story of Courage: The Little Rock Nine

Objectives: To learn about and feel the emotions of events surrounding the integration of Little Rock Central High School; To identify the Little Rock Nine, their contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, and understand their courage in the face of adversity.

Creator: Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Grades: 5-8 Middle School; 9-12 High School

Geographic: Ouachita Mountains

Location: Pulaski County

Time period: World War II Through the Civil Rights Era 1941-1967

View and download the lesson plan.