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This collection contains the book, "Girl Power" and a grant report related to the project. 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

Girl Power is the third book by Phyllis Hodges. Her first book, a Devine Connection, was self-published in paperback form. The second book was published by Butterfly Type Face and became a best seller, in hardback, paperback and eBook. Phyllis Hodges works with the Carousel Fit-4-Life organization, which has been in existence for 19 years. The organization teaches wellness (health and fitness) through out the community especially to minorities, but not limited to. Over the past 10 years they have added teaching and living history.

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Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Girl Power book final grant report, BHC.006.005


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Girl Power book final grant report, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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