Title

Black History Commission of Arkansas collection, 1914-2009

Creator

Date Original

1914-2009

Description

This is an on-going collection that consists of biographical, church, school, and community histories. It contains items collected by members of the Black History Commission, the African American History Coordinator, and other contributors.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Black History Commission of Arkansas (formerly known as the Black History Advisory Committee) was created by Act 1233 of 1991 of the Arkansas State Legislature and is composed of seven members appointed by the Governor of Arkansas. The bill to establish the Black History Advisory Committee was introduced by Senator Jerry Donald Jewel of Little Rock with the purpose of providing direction to the Arkansas History Commission, collecting African American materials and encouraging research. Ronnie A. Nichols served as the first chairman from 1992-1993. Curtis H. Sykes, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Committee was elected chairman in 1993 and served until his death on September 9, 2007. Carla Hines-Coleman was elected chairman in 2007. In 2007, the Black History Advisory Committee’s name changed to the Black History Commission of Arkansas. The topics include church, school, biographical and community histories.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000357

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Black History Commission of Arkansas collection, MS.000357

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Black History Commission of Arkansas 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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