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The Black History Commission of Arkansas is administered by a seven-member board, appointed by the Governor with the approval of the State Senate. Commissioners serve seven-year terms staggered with one term expiring each January. The Black History Commission meets quarterly throughout the year.


  • Carla Coleman
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Elise Hampton
    Conway, Arkansas
  • Jesse Hargrove
    Alexander, Arkansas
  • Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch
    Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Pat Finley Johnson
    Pocahontas, Arkansas
  • Ricky Lattimore
    McGehee, Arkansas
  • Frank Stewart
    Conway, Arkansas