Author Jason Irby to Recognize Senator Stephanie Flowers and UPS Executive Trayce Parker at the 7th Annual Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month on February 26, 2022

Author Jason Irby to recognize Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers and UPS Executive Trayce Parker at the Seventh (7th) Annual Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and will be streamed live on YouTube.  

“This year’s recipients are yet among the most unique class we’ve recognized,” said Irby. “They range from political to corporate and from municipal to religion.  Each of our 2022 Legend Among Us recipients are leading the way to paths that reveal diversity and opportunity.  Each recipient has experiences that have broken barriers the once prevented promises of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. They have in many cases sacrificed their own livelihoods to create a better space for everyone.  What they have achieved at this point in history will forever remain a legacy,” expressed Irby.


The 2022 Honorees include Frank Scott, Jr., George B. McGill, R. J. Hampton, Shirley M. Washington, Stephanie Flowers, and Trayce Parker. 

Senator Stephanie Flowers

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Seventh child of nine of the late attorney, W. Harold Flowers, and educator, Margaret Brown Flowers.  Born 8-8-1953, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas; graduated Pine Bluff High School, Philander Smith College, and Thurgood Marshall School of Law, at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.  While in law school, she served as the Research Editor for the law review journal.

Senator Flowers is a lawyer, first licensed to practice law in Texas, in 1982; and in Arkansas, in 1991.  She has been in private practice since 1982, 9 years in Houston, Texas, and 20 years in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She is a member of several law associations, including the W. Harold Flowers Law Society named in honor of her father, and the Jefferson County Bar Association.  

For more information about Stephanie Flowers click here:  Stephanie Flowers Bio.  

Trayce Parker

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Trayce Parker, President of UPS’s U.S. East Region, has 35 years of experience in transportation and logistics. Her leadership capabilities, along with her business operations and market analytics expertise, have empowered her team to increase profitability by leveraging organizational and cultural change and execution management.

Trayce leads a cross‐functional team that manages a P&L of $33.5 billion. She provides overall vision and implements strategies that emphasize performance and growth. She ensures a customer‐centric focus within a portfolio of solutions designed to help businesses of all sizes compete and win.

For more information about Trayce Parker, click here:  Trayce Parker Bio.  

Frank Scott, Jr., Mayor, City of Little Rock

The Honorable Frank Scott, Jr. is the first Black American mayor of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas.  For more information about Frank Scott, Jr., click here:  Bio of Mayor Frank Scott Jr.

George B. McGill, Mayor, Fort Smith, Arkansas

The Honorable George B. McGill is the first Black American elected as mayor of Fort Smith, Arkansas.  For more information about George B. McGill, click here:  Mayor George McGill Bio.

R.J. Hampton, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

R. J. Hampton was the first Black American to run for Governor of the State of Arkansas.  For more information about R.J. Hampton, click here:  R J Hampton Bio.

Shirley M. Washington, Mayor, Pine Bluff, Arkansas

The Honorable Shirley M. Washington is the mayor of the City of Pine Bluff, Arkansas.  For more information about the Honorable Shirley M. Washington, click here:  Shirley Washington Bio.


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