UALR: Evenings with History-Vincent Tolliver
February 6, 2024 @ 7:00 pm
February 6, 2024 – Special Guest Speaker: Vincent Tolliver
Chicot County Massacre: The Life and Times of James Worthington Mason (1841-1874)
James Worthington Mason was born into slavery but was the son of Elisha Worthington, one of the wealthiest landowners in Arkansas. Avenging the December 1871 murder of his friend Wathal Wynn, a Black lawyer in Chicot County, Mason, who was the first-elected Black state senator in Arkansas after the Civil War and the recipient of prestigious appointments from President Ulysses S. Grant, orchestrated the massacre of prominent whites in Chicot County.
Vincent Tolliver is an activist, writer, producer, and director from Lake Village. He holds a B.A. in English from Langston University.
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