African Americans were not immigrants to Arkansas. The vast majority of African Americans were originally brought to the state against their will as enslaved people. The vast majority of African Americans in the state today are decedents of enslaved people. There have been many migrations of African Americans into Arkansas and, in more recent history, mass migrations out of Arkansas. You can find out more about immigration in Arkansas with the release of the thirteenth annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County survey. The results will be made public at a conference taking place on UALR campus at Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., when a panel of experts will contextualize the survey’s findings and discuss contemporary issues of immigration.