Creator

Date Original

2015

Description

This collection contains the final grant report and the Joycelyn Elders Coloring Book.

Biographical/Historical Note

The non-profit community group, Blessings Safehaven, received a Curtis H. Sykes Grant from the Arkansas Black History Commission in 2015. The Joycelyn Elders Coloring Book was created in honor of Dr. Elders, an Arkansas native and the first African American appointed as Surgeon General of the United States. The Black History Commissioner of Arkansas (BHCA) was created by Act 1233 of 1991 and is composed of seven members appointed by the governor with approval of the Senate. The BHCA is charged with preserving the history of black Arkansans and black communities in Arkansas. This commission also encourages research of Arkansas’ black history and promotes teaching black history in Arkansas schools. Grants are awarded from the BHCA in a concerted effort to ensure Arkansas’ black history is collected and preserved. The Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program was established in 2009 by Act 660 to honor the program’s namesake who served as chair of the commission from 1993-2007.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

BHC.001.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Blessings Safehaven grant progress report, BHC.001.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Blessing Safehaven grant progress report, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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