On April 7, 1968, Governor Winthrop Rockefeller hosted a memorial service to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While many of the country's large cities were rioting, Governor Rockefeller told Arkansas that we were the example of appropriate reactions to distress.
Hiblong examines the importance of the Capitol service, as well as the other events that shaped Arkansas' race relations following the death of Dr. King.
Allison Yocum Hiblong graduated with a Masters in Public History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock December of 2012. She is currently the Assistant Curator at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.