July 24, 1911
Clifford E. Minton was born in Des Arc (Prairie County). Minton is best known in Arkansas for his work with the Urban League of Greater Little Rock (ULGLR), especially with gaining employment for African Americans during the buildup of defense facilities for World War II. Minton also contributed to a 1944 book by Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, and to the 1968 report of President Lyndon Johnsons National Commission on Civil Disorders (known as the Kerner Report). In 2001, he published a book, Americas Black Trap.