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    Black History Commission of Arkansas and ASA Announce Black History Workshop

    Date

    1/5/2018

    February Black History Workshop to Feature Four Speakers

    The Black History Commission of Arkansas (BHCA), an advisory board of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), will sponsor a workshop, "African Americans in Arkansas's Rural History," on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 W. Ninth Street, Little Rock, announced Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The workshop will feature lectures from four speakers:

    • Chelsea McNutt, Arkansas Rosenwald Schools
    • Dr. Simon Hosken, The Hospital in the Cotton Field: Desegregating Hospital Access in the Delta
    • Cherisse Jones-Branch, The Negro Division of the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation
    • Carmen Lanos Williams, Black Landowners in Rural Arkansas

    This free event is open to the public, but guests must register online by Monday, Jan. 29: https://2018bhcaevent.eventbrite.com. Teachers who attend the event will receive up to four professional development hours.


    The Black History Commission works to raise awareness of the contributions and impact that black Arkansans have had on the state’s history, and sponsors two annual workshops devoted to black history that take place in February and June. BHCA also administers a grant program that provides support for preservation and public programming projects related to Arkansas's black history.


    The Arkansas State Archives is located at 1 Capitol Mall Ste. 215, Little Rock. For more information, visit archives.arkansas.gov or call (501)682-6900.


    The Arkansas State Archives is a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and is responsible for collecting and maintaining the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world. The State Archives has two branch locations; the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives is located in Powhatan and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives is located in Washington.


    Other divisions of the Department of Arkansas Heritage include the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, and the Historic Arkansas Museum.