Author Jason Irby Presents “Legend Among Us” Recognition at 3rd Annual Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month

Join author Jason Irby for the 3rd annual Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month.  The event will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Arkansas Children’s Library and Learning Center located at 4800 West 10th Street in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Reception immediately following.

The program is sponsored in part by the UA Little Rock School of Mass Communication.

The 2018 “Legend Among Us” recipients include:


Linda Gillam-Weir

Director of College Relations & Marketing at Arkansas Baptist College

Linda Gillam-Weir Bio

Phyllis Y. Stickney


Raye Jean Montague

U.S. Naval Engineer and Civil Rights Pioneer

Raye J. Montague Bio

Rodney Block


Rodney Block Bio

Scheduled to Participate:

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society

Arkansas Black Authors Association

Arkansas Black History Commission

Arkansas Department of Health

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Arkansas National Guard Museum

Arkansas Secretary of State

Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame

Arkansas State Archives

Arkansas State Police

David Ashley

Charles Burns

Central Arkansas Black Journalists Association

Conway Children’s Castle

Equal Heart

4-H Youth Development

Martha Dixon

Men in Brown

Mercy Church Youth Department

Parkview High School ROTC

Preservation of African American Cemeteries

Sequoyah National Research Center

Tail Wagging Tutorials

U of A Division of Agriculture

U of A Research and Extension

Dorcas Vangilst

More details regarding over 25 exhibitors and presenters will be forthcoming.

For more information, contact the Jason Irby Innovation Foundation at or visit





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