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This collection is comprised of a presentation on the history of the Letter “A” Club of AM and N College. It consists of one bound PowerPoint presentation and one digital copy on a DVD.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Athletic Letter “A” Club of Branch Normal AM and N College was founded in 1948 by Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Sr. Membership of the Athletic Letter “A” Club is comprised of Branch Normal AM and N College, now University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), student athletes. This project was funded by a grant from the Curtis H. Sykes Memorial grant program administered by the Black History Commission of Arkansas. The Black History Commission 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’s black history and promotes teaching black history in Arkansas schools. Grants are awarded from the BHCA in a concerted effort to ensure Arkansas’s 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

Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.)





Resource Type



History of the Letter A Club of Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College grant project, BHC.001.010


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

History of the Letter "A" Club of Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College grant project, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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