2/19/2014:The Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program offers grants to fund projects related to African American history in Arkansas, and is currently accepting applications.
2/17/2011:Improvement Association of East Arkansas, $2,000.00
This project includes the compilation and publication of a souvenir history booklet documenting lives of African Americans in Lee County, Arkansas. The overall project also features a lecture series.
Golden Girls: An Oral History
5/21/2009:Golden Girls: An Oral History. (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Phi Omega Alumni Chapter, Ivy Foundation of Little Rock), $1,105.00.
The project, to develop a video-based documentary and to create and distribute a written document of about the Beta Phi Omega Alumni Chapter of Little Rock, will feature oral histories of members with fifty to seventy-five years of service, the current and past presidents, and past regional directors.
Clark County Historical Association
5/21/2009:Clark County Historical Association, Arkadelphia, $3,974.00.
The Clark County Historical Association will work with Ouachita Baptist University to create a records database of the Mitchell and Williams funeral homes including burial and funeral insurance records, perform the intellectual processing of the Williams Collection, and make both available to researchers.
The School Without Walls
5/21/2009:The School Without Walls (Human Elevation Love Project, HELPS Incorporated), $2,200.00.
The project, to display the lives of African American families and the images of the Arkansas delta, includes creating a visual record of all sites and buildings of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (formerly Branch Normal School, and Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical, and Normal College).
5/21/2009:Hill Foundation, $4,030.00.
The Hill Foundation, Hoxie, Arkansas, and the Eddie Mae Herron Center, Pocahontas, Arkansas, will create an educational exhibit display illustrating African American life in communities in Lawrence County, located in the Mississippi delta region of the state.
Central High School, Celebrating Sixty-One Years
2/19/2009:The Legacy Continues (Central High School Alumni Association, Parkin), $4,450.74.
The project will preserve the educational legacy of Central High School, an African American school built in 1948 and located in the Delta region of eastern Arkansas, through exhibits, interpretive programming, and oral history by creating a traveling exhibit, reproducing photographs, creating flyers/brochures, and purchasing archival supplies and equipment to conduct oral histories.