The Anne Frank Tree Installation Dedication
Friday, October 2, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Clinton Presidential Center Park
In 2009, the Center was one of only eleven entities in the United States to receive a young tree from the Anne Frank Center's "Sapling Project." The sapling was taken from the horse chestnut tree which was visible from the Secret Annex where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during the occupation of Amsterdam.
To honor the spirit of Anne Frank, the Clinton Foundation and the Sisterhood of Congregation B'nai Israel have joined together to create a powerful, permanent installation which will surround the Anne Frank Tree sapling in the Clinton Presidential Center Park.
The installation will allow visitors to reflect on the complex history of human rights in Arkansas and throughout the world. Our state history encompasses the Indian Removal Act of 1830, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Central High School desegregation crisis of 1957. These historical episodes serve as poignant and painful reminders of Arkansas's complicated journey toward social justice.
The installation has been made possible thanks to the support of the Ben J. Altheimer Charitable Foundation and other generous partners.