African-American History in White County, Arkansas
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Thomas Paine: Age of Reason 
The first in America to publicly call for the outright end to slavery
Whitney Jones
Searcy’s Whitney Jones takes on the best of Class AAAAA today

Black History Awareness Committee to honor several
Black School History

Black History in Searcy
  by Dorothy Yarnell Warden
Maj. Magnolia L. Winkler
Black History Awareness Weekend Celebration

Black History Awareness Coalition, Inc   Coalition members
"The coalition logo identifies the need for the older generation leading the younger generation. The red star represents the past. It identifies the blood and struggle of our ancestors. The green star represents the future. It highlights the hope for what is to come. Finally, the black star represents the present. This star highlights the strength, power, and perservance that are needed today to accomplish the goal of leading future generations."

Black History Month started as Negro History Week, first organized in 1926 by historian Carter Woodson, according to Carrie Ann Washington. Woodson chose that month as the time of year for celebrating Black history because of the February birth dates of
President Lincoln and abolitionist Frederic Douglass.
Washington was the second Black woman to graduate from Harding, which she did in 1966. Washington, now retired, taught for 44 years in Searcy schools. She began her teaching career at the White County Training School which, when integrated, became
Southwest Middle School. She taught for 36 years at McRae Elementary.

Logo designed by Bobby Holiday, his Marva Holiday is chairwoman of the coalition.

Searcy Outreach  Concerned Citizens for a Better Community (CCBC)  Black Facts Online

White County Historical Society

Black WWII Pilots Honored by Congress

White County Veterans

The Lost Black History
Historians hear about lost black history
Arkansas Black History Online
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
Negro Hill (Georgetown)Floyd Black Cemetery Floyd, AR
Crow Black Cemetery
Kensett, AR
Smyrna Black Cemetery Searcy, AR
Colored Cemetery Judsonia. AR

Unlocated Cemeteries

Excerpt from
Searcy, Arkansas
A Frontier Town
Grows Up With America
Raymond Lee Muncey

Cities in White County

White County Government

White County Black Personalities
Most info from White County Library

Carrie Ann Washington 
Betty Sue Mitchell

Everlyn Green

Benjamin F. Robinson - 2005
Leon Johnson - Circuit Judge
Leon Johnson - Attorney
Leon Johnson - 2003 Attorney General
Leon Johnson Sworn in 2003

Henry Charles Hawk - 1946
Lettie Myers - 1920
John Holland - 1904
Gertrude Darden - 1902
Mrs. Ethel Bailey Shumpourd - 1900
Henry Murdaugh - 1900
Nallie (Coua?s) Smith - 1898
Millie Berry - 1895
Rosie Cowens - 1894
Will Smith - 1890
Landers Nance - 1879
Holsey Johnson - 1879
George Chapman - 1876
R.M. Berry, Sr. - 1873

 Black History Awareness Weekend is Feb. 22-24
Black History Awarenesss 2008 Celebration   
White County Celebrates 2008 Black History Month  

Black History Month  2004
Black History and SAPP Programs 2006
2006 Parade Pictures  

Black history awareness week set Feb 17-18, 2006
Black Awareness History Weekend planned Feb 17-18, 2006
Black Awareness Weekend spectators
Feb 2005
Awareness Weekend  
Feb 2005
Black Awareness Weekend, White County pride Feb 2005

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