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Profiles in Arkansas Black History

5/7/2009

“Profiles in Arkansas Black History,” a workshop presented by the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission, will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2009, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.
 
Each year, the workshop profiles historic African American people, places and events. This year’s focus is the Civil Rights era from the 1950s-1970s, and includes the following presenters: Howard Himmelbaum (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee); Christopher C. Mercer, Jr., and Judge Wiley Branton, Jr. (The Legal Front); Kathryn Fitzhugh, Archie Moore, Jr., and Milton P. Crenchaw (Arkansas’s African American Ministers in Civil Rights); and Robert L. “Bob” Whitfield, Leroy Brownlee, and Ralph Porter (Sit-ins & Protests). This panel includes presentations on the Pine Bluff Student Movement; the Black United Youth Movement founded in Little Rock; and the Council for the Liberation of Blacks of Hot Springs. The program will conclude with a session in which attendees can comment on other civil rights activists and events during this time, or ask additional questions of the presenters.
 
The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, email Linda McDowell, Arkansas History Commission, at linda.mcdowell@arkansas.gov or call 501.682.6900. Registration deadline is May 14,2009. A limited number of box lunches will be provided with pre-registration.
 
The workshop will be held at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 501 West Ninth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.