The Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas State Archives will host a virtual symposium on Feb. 6 about the migration of Black Americans.
The symposium — which will be held on Zoom — will be 9:45 a.m-1 p.m on “African American Migration in Arkansas, Where Did My People go?” Presenters will be Brian K. Mitchell, who teaches in the history department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Story Matkin-Rawn and Kenneth Barnes, who teach history at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
Topics include “African Americans, Arkansas, and the Other Great Migration 1865-1920”; “Any Place but Here: The 1860 Expulsion of Free Blacks from Arkansas” and “Arkansas’s African Migration Movement in the late 1800s.”
The symposium is open to the public and admission is free, but advance registration is required. Teachers may earn up to three professional development hours through attendance. More information, including registration, is available from Tatyana Oyinloye, coordinator of African American History Program, by email at Tatyana.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (501) 682-6900.
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