The Arkansas History Commission is proud to announce their newest digital collection, "The World We Live In: A History of African Americans in Arkansas," available for browsing on the Arkansas Digital Ark-Ives site.
The history of African Americans in Arkansas is a long and complex
story. From Arkansas’s earliest Territorial days through modern day
statehood, Arkansas’s African American community has endured pain and
difficulty, meeting challenges with strength and perseverance while
contributing to the world a legacy of powerful role models. One of the
most important factors for African Americans in Arkansas, though,
is probably one of the least addressed: the sense of close-knit
community. This collection highlights the everyday life of Arkansas’s
African American community, including education, work, religion and
leisure. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing through this collection and check
back often as it continues to grow.