ARKANSAS BLACK HISTORY

A celebration and acknowledgment of Black history and culture in Arkansas

UPCOMING EVENTS STATEWIDE

Black History Month Events Feb. 22-28

Black History Month wraps up this week with a variety of events including a spoken word showcase, community clean up and a Black business expo.

BLACK PIONEERS

Alfred Struatt with baseball bat pose

Alfred “Slick” Surratt was a baseball player in the Negro Leagues in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The Arkansas native was involved with the creation and development of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Missouri.

Al Bell headshot

Al Bell is considered the driving force behind Stax Records as a producer, songwriter and executive during the company’s most productive period.