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‘African American Soldiers in Wartime’ Symposium Set for Feb. 1

December 27, 2019
The Black History Commission of Arkansas is pleased to present “African American Soldiers in Wartime,” a free, one-day symposium about the history of African Americans serving in U.S. wars. The symposium is cosponsored by the Arkansas State Archives.

Boards Work Together to Promote, Preserve African American History in Arkansas

February 05, 2020
The Black History Commission of Arkansas and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Advisory Board plan to work together to find ways to preserve and promote African American History in Arkansas.Several members of the Black History Commission of Arkansas attended the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Advisor
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Arkansas History Commission Meets, Reviews Report

February 05, 2020
The Arkansas History Commission met this past January at theArkansas State Archives.Arkansas State Archives staff helped more than 8,500 patrons discover resources during 2019, Arkansas History Commission members learned during a quarterly meeting Thursday, Jan. 16.“Last year, our dedicated staff wo
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Probate Records Yield Rich Genealogy Findings

February 05, 2020
Tombstone of Lawrence Bradley, 1828Wills and probate records are often overlooked but are some of the most genealogically rich documents a researcher can find. These records contain estate details and important family information.Among the biggest mistakes a researcher can make is to assume that the
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‘African American Soldiers in Wartime’ Symposium a Success

February 05, 2020
Keynote speaker Brig. Gen. Gracus K. Dunn, U.S. Army retired,made the final presentation during the symposium Feb. 1.A free symposium highlighting the historical contributions of African American soldiers in U.S. wars drew more than 200 people Saturday morning to the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
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