Creator

Date Original

1897-1999

Description

The collection includes histories, mainly of Jonesboro area churches, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

The African American Church Project of Craighead County set out to collect the histories of African American churches in the county. It was a project of The Rights in Education for Students and Parents (R.E.S.P), also known as RESPECT. The project included sixteen churches with histories dating from 1897 to 1999. Rights in Education for Students and Parents negotiated space for an African American Cultural Center with the Jonesboro Public Schools at the Old North School Building in 1996. The cultural center’s goal was to exhibit and collect records relating to Craighead County’s African American history. The materials and exhibits would be used to heighten cultural awareness for area students and the citizens of the county. The African American Cultural Center opened on February 28, 1999. The project was made possible with a Black History Grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Black History Advisory Committee (now the Black History Commission of Arkansas).

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Craighead County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000353

Resource Type

Text

Collection

African American Churches of Craighead County collection, MS.000353

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

African American Churches of Craighead County collection, 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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