September 11, 1906

Former policeman Robert R. McDonald of Argenta (now North Little Rock in Pulaski County) killed an African-American musician, Wiley Shelby, in a barroom fight. This incident was one catalyst for the Argenta Race Riot in October 1906, which left three dead and a number of buildings burned in Argenta.

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