Historian Helps His Students Build Better Futures

Historians in the News
tags: education



Roy Wilson said he likes to look into the past, but his work has always been about the future.

For most of the last 40 years, Wilson was a teacher of American and Arkansas history in the Sheridan Public School District. He has taught students the principles and pitfalls of American government. Wilson has written books and papers about the Civil War, along with stories of distinguished Grant County citizens, the school system and most recently a presentation on the Battle of Jenkins Ferry based on the recently discovered correspondence of the Union officers engaged in the battle in 1864.

Yet, what could be considered impressive work, no matter how important it might be, is overshadowed by his current job...




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