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Arkansas Week February 21, 2020


(The Chains of 1720) The Black experience in Arkansas. As elsewhere in America, A chronicle of slavery and the subsequent struggle for equality. (Emancipation Unrealized) Two Centuries after the first African-Americans were broght to the Arkansas territory, how much progress? (Incomplete Integration) How to address the continuing gaps in income, opportunity and advancement. (Past, Present, Future) For this edition of Arkansas Week, It's Black History Month. What it means for the now and the tomorrow.

Panelists: Dr. Sybil Hampton - Former President, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation; Dr. Jesse Hargrove - Black History Commission of Arkansas; LaShannon Spencer - CEO, Community Health Centers of Arkansas; Judge Wiley Branton, Jr. - Sixth Circuit Court.