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Profiles in Arkansas Black History: Markers and Makers


The Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission will present “Profiles in Arkansas Black History: Markers and Makers,” Saturday, February 18, 2012. The presentation at the seminar will feature historical markers highlighting African Americans and their roles in Arkansas history. Speakers will highlight the lives of African Americans who helped shape our state’s history, as well as the stories behind the historical markers at places from around Arkansas, such as cemeteries, a church, the site of a life-changing event for a well-known musician, a gathering place for young civil rights activists, and one of Arkansas’s many lakes.
Seminar agenda—
The Curtis Sykes Memorial Grant Program and the Anderson Rush Cemetery Marker, presented by Carla Hines Coleman, Chair, Black History Commission of Arkansas
Old Mound Cemetery Marker, presented by Chris Eatmon, Little Rock
Freedom House and St. Andrew’s Church Markers, presented by Peter Perschbacher, Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff’s African American History, presented by Lori Walker, Pine Bluff
Bob Kidd Lake Marker, presented by Izola Preston, Fayetteville
B. B. King Marker, presented by Jeff Lewellen, Little Rock
Events will begin at 9:30 a.m. The seminar is free, but registration is required. To register, email Jane Wilkerson, Arkansas History Commission, at jane.wilkerson@arkansas.gov or call 501.682.6900. Registration deadline is February 16, 2012. Lunch will be provided with pre-registration.
This is a professional development workshop approved by the Arkansas Department of Education.