Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Journalism (MA)
Second Committee Member
Arkansas Delta, Economic Downturn, History, Pine Bluff, Research, Stereotypes
Pine Bluff, Arkansas has long grappled with a reputation as a town riddled with crime and violence. Once a thriving agricultural center of the state, Arkansas residents tend to score the town’s successes as relics of the past. Economic decline, negative migration systems like white flight and brain drain, and racial disparities ties to the city’s roots has continued to take its toll on the city. Nonetheless, the community of Pine Bluff knows excellence has and continues to prosper there. A Song of the Bluff is a 15-minute documentary that seeks to flip the negative narrative by confronting these stereotypes and sharing the stories of a thriving, hope-filled community.
Evans, N. (2021). A Song of the Bluff: The Phoenix of Pine Bluff Arkansas - Documentary. Graduate Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/4387