Arkansas PBS Educator's Blog

Celebrating Black History Month: Arkansas’s Oldest African-American Church

 Explore Arkansas’s rich African-American history through the lens of Little Rock’s First Missionary Baptist Church with Arkansas PBS education department intern Lauren Webber.

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Preserving Arkansas's Black Church History

It is so very important that we preserve the history of the black churches for generations to come. For, without the church, we would be nothing. Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church History tells church history through its onsite heritage museum. Explore the church’s history and how it’s being preserved for future generations with lifelong member and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Curator of Collections Courtney Bradford, M.A.

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Start the Conversation — “So You Want to Talk About Race” Giveaway

In our new digital series, New York Times best-selling author Ijeoma Oluo and Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch of Arkansas State University sit down for a frank and honest exchange about how to discuss race and the process behind Oluo’s “So You Want to Talk About Race.” Ready to learn more and start your own conversations? Enter our Facebook contest by noon Feb. 16 for a chance to win your own copy of the book.

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“So You Want to Talk About Race” — Why It Matters Now

Who is an American, and who has the right to access all of the rights, privileges and responsibilities that come along with that status? Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, co-host of our “So You Want to Talk About Race” digital series and Arkansas State University graduate school dean and Vaughn Endowed Professor of History, explores why it’s important to revisit the issue of race now and shares additional reading suggestions in her guest blog after the jump.

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