2019 was yet another incredible year. Just when it seems that one has reached a stopping point, more is demanded.
2019 took me further into new ventures than I could’ve journeyed alone. I could never have moved in such a forward direction under my own power. God is truly great. There were more dreams fulfilled. More imaginations revealed. More possibilities and opportunities available that were realized.
The year began with growth and change to Irby’s CRP Project. Those baby trees are coming into their own. My babies are growing and looking good. For the first time since I’ve owned the area I ventured into the forest. It was time to give the woods some attention. I marked trails for foot travel. Now I will continue to develop and improve accessibility.
The fourth (4th) annual Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month was presented by local author Jason Irby on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
This year’s theme was “The Integrators“. Presentations were given by students who integrated schools from around the state of Arkansas. High School integrators included:
On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Jason Irby will present the Fourth Annual Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History. This year’s theme is The Integrators.
Scheduled to make presentations are representatives from the following Arkansas high schools:
- Students from L. W. Sullivan High School integrated into Morrilton High School
- Students from J. S. Walker High School integrated into Willie K. Hocker High School
- Students from Howard County High School integrated into Saratoga High School
Legend Among Us Honorees
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.
Dr. Wanda M. Hamilton received recognition before an attentive audience for her historical community and civic contributions at the annual Women’s History Month Observance hosted by author Jason Irby.
Hamilton was unable to accept her award at the 2nd annual Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month was established by Jason Irby in February 2016 as part of his Awareness, Wellness, and Choices forum.
This has been an incredible year. Many achievements and many challenges. I am thankful to have such a great diversity of support. I appreciate you all. Each of you keep me encouraged and inspired.
After awarding 5 recipients as “Legend Among Us” before an enthusiastic audience at the Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month, author Jason Irby announced his pledging of the first $500.00 to establish a contest that would create a signature Arkansas food dish.
Irby is an author, and founding chairman of Jason IRBY INNOVATION Foundation (JIIF). Secretary/Treasurer, Tiffaney Lewis also pledged a matching $500.00 in prize money.
Irby first revealed the initiative to establish a the Arkansas Signature Food Dish Contest after reading IT’S OFFICIAL! The Real Stories Behind Arkansas’s State Symbols, by Arkansas Capital Historian David Ware.
Irby then began looking closer into the matter.