In 1996, President Bill Clinton said, “African American History Month provides a special opportunity for teachers and schools to celebrate this ongoing process and to focus on the many African Americans whose lives have shaped our common experience.” Continuing President Clinton’s long standing commitment to celebrating National Black History Month, the Clinton Center will host a number of programs throughout February.
The Clinton Center’s Black History Month programs and exhibit are sponsored by First Arkansas Bank & Trust, Mays Byrd & Associates, and Wilbur Peer, Sr., Farmer and President KKAC Foundation.
• February 16, 2019: A Night of Trap Jazz and Slam Poetry featuring Philli Moo, Qnote, and the Trap Jazz Giants, with special appearances by Crystal C. Mercer and the Writeous Poets
• February 23, 2019: Cultural Heroes, a new temporary exhibit opening on February 23, 2019, pays tribute to seven musicians who shaped the soundtrack of the Civil Rights movement
• February 24, 2019: Parkview High School orchestra, choir, and drama students will present a special performance of "River of Change," inspired by our upcoming exhibit, The Mighty Mississippi
• February 25, 2019: Making History: African-American Mayors in Arkansas, a panel discussion with four African-American mayors in our state
For more information and to make your reservation, please click on the program names.