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King License Plate Now Available

King License Plate Now Available

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission proudly announces Arkansas’ first commemorative license plate dedicated to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The commemorative license plate will be available at local revenue offices throughout the state of Arkansas. “I am pleased to announce that Arkansas is one of five states in the nation that now offers a license plate commemorating the legacy of Dr. King. We did the footwork and gathered interest and support from motorists across the state and now “the dream” is a reality for Arkansans who want to show their support of Dr. King by way of owning a license plate. The introduction of the King Commemorative license plate shows the depth of support that Arkansans have for Dr. King’s vision of equality, nonviolence and acceptance,” says DuShun Scarbrough, Executive Director of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. “Dr. King’s vision was universal and we want to make sure all Arkansas have an opportunity to own and share the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. year round.”

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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume I
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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume I

There are many advantages to partnerships in the community, especially in the area of community awareness.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, with the assistance of the Arkansas Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arkansas Department of Education, and the Arkansas Black History Commission, has released the Arkansas African American History Makers Coloring Book. This coloring book will serve as an important resource in educating our youth about the significance of each individual historian within it. Few of our young citizens are exposed to many African Americans who were important contributors that advanced civil rights and helped paved the way for all Arkansans. It is our hope that you will recognize the unsung heroes as well as learn and appreciate their struggles and triumphs. We hope you become motivated by these individuals and become agents that will encourage future generations. 

While there are many history makers not included in this volume, your thoughts and ideas for future volumes are welcomed.

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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume II
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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume II

There are many advantages to partnerships in the community, especially in the area of community awareness.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, with the assistance of the Arkansas Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arkansas Department of Education, and the Arkansas Black History Commission, has released the Arkansas African American History Makers Coloring Book. This coloring book will serve as an important resource in educating our youth about the significance of each individual historian within it. Few of our young citizens are exposed to many African Americans who were important contributors that advanced civil rights and helped paved the way for all Arkansans. It is our hope that you will recognize the unsung heroes as well as learn and appreciate their struggles and triumphs. We hope you become motivated by these individuals and become agents that will encourage future generations. 

While there are many history makers not included in this volume, your thoughts and ideas for future volumes are welcomed.

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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume III
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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume III

There are many advantages to partnerships in the community, especially in the area of community awareness.
The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, with the assistance of the Arkansas Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arkansas Department of Education, and the Arkansas Black History Commission, has released the Arkansas African American History Makers Coloring Book. This coloring book will serve as an important resource in educating our youth about the significance of each individual historian within it. Few of our young citizens are exposed to many African Americans who were important contributors that advanced civil rights and helped paved the way for all Arkansans. It is our hope that you will recognize the unsung heroes as well as learn and appreciate their struggles and triumphs. We hope you become motivated by these individuals and become agents that will encourage future generations. 

While there are many history makers not included in this volume, your thoughts and ideas for future volumes are welcomed.
 

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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume IV (Also Available in Spanish)
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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume IV (Also Available in Spanish)

There are many advantages to partnerships in the community, especially in the area of community awareness.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, with the assistance of the Arkansas Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arkansas Department of Education, and the Arkansas Black History Commission, has released the Arkansas African American History Makers Coloring Book. This coloring book will serve as an important resource in educating our youth about the significance of each individual historian within it. Few of our young citizens are exposed to many African Americans who were important contributors that advanced civil rights and helped paved the way for all Arkansans. It is our hope that you will recognize the unsung heroes as well as learn and appreciate their struggles and triumphs. We hope you become motivated by these individuals and become agents that will encourage future generations. 

While there are many history makers not included in this volume, your thoughts and ideas for future volumes are welcomed.

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View The Strategic Efficiency Plan of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
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View The Strategic Efficiency Plan of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume IV Spanish Edition
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Arkansas African-American History Makers Coloring Book Volume IV Spanish Edition

 

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Backyard Conversations with Mother Annie Abrams

Backyard Conversations with Mother Annie Abrams

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission will host keynote speaker Wheeler Parker for the first installment of the “Backyard Conversations with Mother Annie Abrams” series at the home of the beloved community mentor and educator. The program will take place in observance of the Juneteenth Celebration to encourage community service, education, reflection and resolution. “Backyard Conversations, Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Home and Library of Mother Annie Abrams, 1925 Wolfe Street, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204. The event is free and opened to the public.

2019 Juneteenth Celebration Hot Springs
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2019 Juneteenth Celebration Hot Springs

Little Rock- The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in partnership with the Hot Springs MLK Committee will host the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM, Historic Downtown Farmers Market, 121 Orange Street, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901. The event which is free and open to the public will feature live entertainment, historical re-enactments, kids’ zone, free food, vendor showcase, Juneteenth Car Show and Father’s Day tributes.  The event will also include motivational speeches by youth, beloved Community Officer Tommy Norman, North Little Rock who will be acknowledged for his national efforts to build positive community relationships between law enforcement and civilians.

“Hot Springs hosts tourists year-round therefore the residents here are always ready to serve and be hospitable.  With that being said, it came as no surprise to me that we would receive a great response for this event and we are looking forward to working with several great organizations here to bring more educational, family-friendly events to the Spa City that honor Dr. King’s legacy,” says DuShun Scarbrough.  The support that I’ve received thus far from the Hot Springs community shows the level of service and commitment.” Hot Springs entrepreneur Yolanda Hunter, 3125 Fashions will introduce the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission’s new initiative to reach females.

The educational event will also include keynote presentations from Ledura WatKins and Reverend Wheeler Parker.

2019 Juneteenth Celebration, McGehee, Arkansas

2019 Juneteenth Celebration, McGehee, Arkansas

Little Rock- The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in partnership with the McGehee MLK Committee will host the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2019, 11:00 AM 6:00 PM, Burgess and Gregory Park 103 Park, McGehee, Arkansas, 71654 The event which is free and open to the public will feature live entertainment, historical re-enactments, kids’ zone, free food and giveaways.

“Every time we come to Southeast Arkansas, I am inspired by the enthusiasm and pride that these Arkansans have for their community.  We hosted a “Back to School Bash” and the community service was so overwhelming that we decided to sponsor the MLK Committee’s Juneteenth Celebration.  Southeast Arkansas has so much culture and history and I am proud to assist these fine individuals in bringing light to the jewels right here in McGehee, says DuShun Scabrough, Executive Director. 

“I am looking forward to this event. This is an opportunity to give our youth something to do, something educational and positive.  We need these types of events here in Southeast Arkansas. Many of our youth lack positive influence and we have to set the example for them that we want them to model, says Reverend Charles Killion, Commissioner, Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. “It all starts with us, we have to lead the way in sharing our history and expectations for youth.”

The family friendly event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact DuShun Scarbrough at 888-290-KING.