State Black History Commission to hold “African Americans and Religion in Arkansas” symposium in June

BCN Staff – May 21, 2022 – The Black History Commission of Arkansas, in collaboration with the Arkansas State Archives, will host a symposium titled “African Americans and Religion in…

Arkansas Heritage to unveil historical marker honoring 1954 integration of Charleston High School in Northwest Arkansas

BCN Staff – May 19, 2022 – Although the integration of Little Rock Central High School in 1957 has rightfully garnered both state and national attention, the story of Charleston…

U.S. Navy shipbuilder commission guided-missile destroyer named after first Black Marine Corp officer, aviator

BCN Staff – April 24, 2022 – The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr., named after the first Black aviator and general officer in the Marine Corps…