Creator

Date Original

2009

Description

The file in this collection contains a program, photographs, a flyer, and newspaper articles.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Interested Citizens for Voter Registration project reflects the advanced legacy of Martin Luther King, Wiley Branton Sr., and other Pine Bluff African Americans. The project was funded through the Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program, administered by the Black History Commission of Arkansas. 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.001.013

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Interested Citizens for Voter Registration grant project report, BHC.001.013

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Interested Citizens for Voter Registration grant project 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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