African American Archive

The Seed and the Story for Wednesday August 10, 2011: The Dardanelle Post Office Mural.

Originally published in the Post Dispatch. If you are interested in being a part of the formation of the Friends of the Mural group leave a message here or send me an email.  I’ve gotten a few responses already and we will be planning on where to go from here and working with Dr. Seymour
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Three Great Events This Saturday!: Juneteenth celebration, an urban homesteading workshop, and a poultry swap.

There’s a lot of great stuff happening tomorrow in Little Rock!   And the great thing is that all the separate events are spaced throughout the day so if you wanted to you can make it to all three!  That’s going to be our goal, so we hope to see you there!   And they’re
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Memorial Day

Two articles caught my eyes this Memorial Day morning, both posted by friends and organizations I follow on facebook. One is about the African-American roots of the southern Decoration Days, which grave rise to Memorial Day as we know it today. The second link is about a former solider and Arkansas native who resigned from
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Myles Horton’s Definition of Participatory Research

Myles Horton is one of my biggest heroes. The founder of the Highlander Folk School, now called the Highlander Research and Education Center, Myles Horton believed in people’s power to change their lives and communities for the better. A true activist and constant learner, Horton put this belief into action when he created Highlander in
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Up the Ridge, a film about remote Appalachian prisons, racism, and the intentional tension between rural and urban

This very important film was produced out of Appalshop’s hiphop radio program, Holler to the Hood. The film synopsis reads: Up the Ridge is a one-hour television documentary produced by Nick Szuberla and Amelia Kirby. In 1999 Szuberla and Kirby were volunteer DJ’s for the Appalachian region’s only hip-hop radio program in Whitesburg, KY when
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