Tag: Black History Month

Alfred Struatt with baseball bat pose

Black Pioneers: Alfred “Slick” Surratt

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

Black Pioneers: Al Bell

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

Black Pioneers: Corliss Williamson

On this date in 2005, Corliss Williamson was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Sacramento Kings. Williamson is a retired NBA player from Arkansas.

Joyce Elise Williams Warren

Black Pioneers: Joyce Elise Williams Warren

On this date in 2011, Philander Smith College presented the Living Legends Award to Joyce Elise Williams Warren, the first Black female judge in the Pulaski County system and the first in Arkansas.