These videos document lectures offered in the Fall 2020 Honors College Forum, BAD Times.
The 1970s were labeled "bad times" at the University of Arkansas. BAD Times was the newspaper of the Black Americans for Democracy (BAD), a student-run organization at the University of Arkansas in the late '60s and early '70s. Founded to increase black awareness and to protest the lack of inclusion and empowerment on the campus, the organization aggressively pursued change, mirroring the intensity of the national Black Power movement. BAD produced a lengthy series of firsts, including the first black sororities and fraternities, the first black cheerleaders and the first black yearbook editor. The group dramatically changed life on campus through persistent activism, including a number of disruptive protests. BAD consistently pushed the university to increase the numbers of black students, faculty and administrators and to develop a Black Studies program. In 1979, BAD changed its name to Students Taking a New Dimension (STAND), reflecting the turn to a conservative mood both on campus and in the national movement.
Submissions from 2020
Bad Times Honors Forum with David Davies, David Davies
Bad Times Honors Forum with Gerald Jordan, Gerald Jordan
Bad Times Honors Forum with George McGill, George McGill
Bad Times Honors Forum with Gene McKissic, Gene McKissic
Bad Times Honors Forum with Lonnie Williams, Dinah Gail Grant, Edward Duffy, and Gregory Pitts, Lonnie Williams, Dinah Gail Grant, Edward Duffy, and Gregory Pitts