Creator

Date Original

2020

Description

This collection contains one 3-ring binder with a final grant report, transcripts of interviews and photographs on flash drive, flyers, email correspondence, and CD-ROM recording of event. 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 Mission of the Arkansas Association of Black Psychology Professionals is to promote the mental health of the black community through education, social change and advocacy and professional development of black psychology professional. The Arkansas Association of Black Psychology Professionals is a relatively young organization with a nine year history. It has only been recently that Arkansas has experienced an increase in the number of black psychologists. for years, African Americans left Arkansas for graduate studies in psychology and chose to pursue career opportunities outside the state. Arkansas now has its first generation of black psychologists in most areas of practice.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

BHC.006.006

Resource Type

Text

Collection

A Centennial Commemoration: Historical Contributions of AfricanAmerican Psychologists from Arkansas final grant report, BHC.006.006

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

A Centennial Commemoration: Historical Contributions of African American Psychologists from Arkansas 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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