Creator

Date Original

2018-2020

Description

This collection contains a final grant report for the "Our Past, Our Future, Our Communicators" project for the Preservation of African American Cemeteries Junior Preservation Society. 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Preservation of African American Cemeteries (PAAC) was established in 2003 by co-founders, Phyllis Y. Hammonds of Helena and Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis of Little Rock, Arkansas. The goal of the organization is the preservation of Arkansas’s African American cemeteries. PAAC holds annual conferences which are held in the month of May in celebration of Memorial Day, include presentations from archaeologists, historians, genealogists, and cemetery preservationists.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

BHC.006.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

"Our Past, Our Future, Our Communicators" - Preservation of AfricanAmerican Cemeteries final grant report, BHC.006.003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"Our Past, Our Future, Our Communicators" - Preservation of African American Cemeteries 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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