Author Jason Irby Spearheads First of its Kind Native American Heritage Month Fair entitled “Black Indian and Native American Heritage Month Fair”

The Black Indian and Native American Heritage Month Fair begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10th with opening comments from the event establisher, Jason Irby, followed by a presentation of colors by the Parkview Arts Science Magnet High School ROTC.

“We presented this heritage event to preserve the history of Native Americans and the people of African descent who shared relationships among them.  Relationships ranged from friendship, family membership, to slavery,” said Irby.    

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Author Jason Irby Spearheads Food Contest to Discover Official Arkansas Signature Food Dish

Arkansas has dozens of inherited food dishes or entrees that are commonly prepared and eaten by Arkansans and even shared around the world, but none bear a name associated with Arkansas or a city/municipality within its borders.

Jason Irby, author of My Arkansas, My Home, a publication from his Love Within Life series, has spearheaded and designed a contest which will discover and designate an official Arkansas Signature Food Dish or entrée.

The winning contestant is expected to receive $1,000 in prize money.  There will also be second and third place winners.

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IT’S OFFICIAL! Author Jason Irby in Pages of Newly Released History Book About Arkansas State Symbols

The Butler Center of Arkansas Studies recently released “It’s Official! The Real Stories Behind Arkansas’s State Symbols,” authored by David Ware, a historian of the Arkansas State Capitol.  It’s Official is a volume of essays that examine each of Arkansas’ officially designed symbols, outlining their beginnings, their significance at the time of their adoption, and their place in modern Arkansas.

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