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    Evin Demirel to Speak in Pen to Podium Lecture Series

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    3/28/2018

    Evin Demirel to Speak in Pen to Podium Lecture Series

     

    Author and journalist Evin Demirel will be the next speaker in the Arkansas State Archives’ (ASA) Pen to Podium lecture series, on Tuesday, April 17, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Diamond Room at the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), 1100 North Street, Little Rock.

     

    The lecture will be on his 2017 book, "African-American Athletes in Arkansas: Muhammad Ali's Tour, Black Razorbacks, and Other Forgotten Stories," which focuses on how sports were a powerful agent for change for African Americans in Arkansas.

     

    There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of DAH, hosted by the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives, a nonprofit organization that supports ASA’s events. The event is free and open to the public.

     

    The event is the second of four lectures in ASA’s 2018 Pen to Podium: Arkansas Historical Writers’ Lecture Series.

     

    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.