Wilkerson v. State Article

A 1947 newspaper clipping from unidentified newspaper with title “Negroes On Arkansas Jury Panel Make Legal History In Dixie.” In Pine Bluff (Jefferson County), the court case of Wilkerson v. State had put an end to the practice of excluding African Americans from juries, which had been ongoing since Reconstruction.

Crowd of people gathered outside multistory building with text in newspaper

Courtesy of the Arkansas State Archives