Creator

Date Original

2019-2020

Description

This collection is related to a play put on by the students of Meridian High School Theatre Department in Meridian, Mississippi, about the Wrightsville 21. The production was funded in part by the Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant. The collection includes a final grant report for the project.

Biographical/Historical Note

The stage production of "Death By Design": The Secret Holocaust of Wrightsville Arkansas was an hour long stage production that seeks to enlighten all local citizens in Little Rock, Pine Bluff, and Wrightsville, Arkansas, of the Black Holocaust that took place in Wrightsville, Arkansas, when the young boys of the Negro Boys Industrial School were treated unfairly; and how they wrongfully died through unjust laws by the state of Arkansas due to extreme racism in the 1950's.The program also includes a selection of poems, monologues, singing selections, and other art forms geared towards the feature presentation of the stage production.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Wrightsville, Pulaski County (Ark.); Mississippi

Language

English

Identifier

BHC.006.001

Resource Type

Text

Collection

"Death By Design": The Secret Holocaust of Wrightsville, Arkansas,Stage Production final grant report, BHC.006.001

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"Death By Design": The Secret Holocaust of Wrightsville, Arkansas, Stage Production final grant 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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