-BLACK HISTORY MONTH- FAMOUS BLACK ARKANSANS HISTORY MONTH- FAMOUS BLACK ARKANSANS ... lumber yard and a gravel pit. ... alongside Thurgood Marshall to win the case.

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  • -BLACK HISTORY MONTH-

    FAMOUS BLACK ARKANSANS

    TheseAfricanAmericansmadestridesinthehistoryofArkansasintheirvariousfields.Innoapparentorder,thetenindividualschosenareameresamplingofmanynotableAfricanAmericansinArkansas.

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    1. SCOTT BOND HewasbornaslaveinMississippi,butheestablishedhimselfasafarmerinArkansasaftertheCivilWar.Duetohissmartbusinessinsight,hisholdingsincreasedandathisdeath,hisfarmstotaledover12,000acresandheownedalargermercantilestore,severalcottongins,asawmill,alumberyardandagravelpit.EncyclopediaofArkansasarticleScottWinfieldBond(18521933)EncyclopediaofArkansasimagesScottBond,circalate1880s;TheCedars,HomeofScottBond,1872

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  • 2. JOHN JOHNSON JohnJohnsonisthefounderandchairmanoftheboardofJohnsonPublishingCompany,themostprosperousAfricanAmericanpublishingcompanyinAmerica.HiscompanypublishesEbonyandJetmagazines.BorninArkansasCity,Arkansas,hestartedhisbusinesswitha$500.00loanfromhismother.

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    3. WILEY BRANTON HehelpedintegratetheUniversityofArkansasSchoolofLawandbecamethethirdAfricanAmericantograduafromtheprogram.Hewasacivilrightsleaderandin1956,hefiledsuitagainsttheLittleRockSchoolBoafornotintegratingitsschools.Thecase,Cooperv.Aaron,wenttotheUSSupremeCourtandhew

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    onEncyclopediaofArkansasimagesWileyBrant(left)withHaroldFlowerswatchingSilasHuntapplytotheUniversityofArkansasLawSchool,1948

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  • 4. EDITH IRBY JONES Awomanofmanyfirsts,shewasthefirstAfricanAmericantobeacceptedatamedicalschoolintheSouth.ShealsobecamethefirstAfricanAmericangraduatefromtheUniversityofArkansasMedicalSchoolinLittleRo

    ck,Arkansas.

    EncyclopediaofArkansasarticleEdithIrbyJones(1927)

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    5. Hewasbornthesonofaslave,butherosetobecomeonecentralArkansaswellknownAfricanAmericanleaders.AprominentLittleRockattorney,hismostnotablecasewas

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  • 6. RODNEY SLATER HerosefrompickingcottonasachildtobetheArkansasassistantattorneygeneralandotherpositionsappointedbyBillClinton,bothasArkansasgovernorandU.S.President.OtherachievementsincludebeingnamedchairmanoftheArkansasHighwayCommission,thefirstAfricanAmericandirectoroftheFederalHighwayAdministrationandtheU.S.secretaryoftransportation.HecurrentlylivesandworksinWashingtonDC.

    EncyclopediaofArkansasarticleRodneyEarlSlater(1955)

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    7. MAMIE PHIPPS CLARK FromHotSprings,Arkansas,shewasthefirAfricanAmericanwomantoearnaPhDinpsychologyfromColumbiaUniversity.SheisprobablybestknownforherjointresearchwithherhusbandKennethClarkknownastheDollTest.Theresearchaidedin

    EncyclopediaofArkansasarticleMKatherinePhippsClark(19171983)

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  • 8. SILAS HUNT AWorldWarIIveteran,hewasadmittedin1948totheUniversityofArkansasSchoolofLaw.ThismarkedthefirsttimeanAfricanAmericanwasadmittedtotheschoolsinceReconstructionandthefirsttimeablackstudentwasadmittedtoanyallwhiteuniversityintheSouthsinceReconstruction.Sadly,heneverfinishedtheprogram.Hecaughttuberculosisanddiedin1949.

    EncyclopediaofArkansasarticleSilasHerbertHunt(19221949)

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    9. ShetaughtatDunbarHighSchool,theblackhighschoolinLittleRock,Arkansas.SeekingequalsalariesbetblackandwhiteteachersintheLittleRockSchoolDistrict,shewastheplaintiffinaclassactionlawsuit1942.Intrial,theverdictwentagaaEncyclopedia(19101994)

    imagesSueCowanWilliamsEncyclopediaofArkansasataNAACPevent,1980

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  • 10. MILTON CRENCHAW ALittleRocknative,hewasoneofthefirstAfricanAmericansandfirstArkansantobetrainedasacivilianlicensedpilot.HewasanoriginalTuskegeeAirmanandtrainedhundredsofcadetpilotsatTuskegee.WhenhereturnedtoLittleRock,hehelpedimplementaflightprogramatPhilanderSmithCollege.In2007,PresidentGeorgeW.BushawardedtheCongressionalGoldMedaltohimalongwithotherTuskegeeAirmen.

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