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.
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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.