Creator

Date Original

2015-2016

Description

This collection contains one binder of all data and collected research from the Poe Family DNA project.

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection contains a final grant report on Poe Family DNA created by Poe Family DNA Project, funded through the Curtis H. Sykes Memorial grant program, which is administered by the Black History Commission of Arkansas. The Poe Family DNA Project consisted of 23 DNA test kits distributed to descendants of Robert and Martha Poe of Grant County, 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.001.014

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Poe Family DNA grant project report, BHC.001.014

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Poe Family DNA grant project report, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock.

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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