Rep. Crawford Announces Arkansas Delta Oral History Project

Feb 25, 2022
Press

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov)

Rep. Crawford Announces Arkansas Delta Oral History Project

2/25/2022

Jonesboro  Today, Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01) announced an effort to compile an oral history of African American settlement in the delta region of Arkansas. This effort is being led by the Delta Region Economic Advancement Mission (DREAM) Council with facilitation by Crawford’s office.

They will be collecting information from the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian African American History museum, and other entities. The group also will help facilitate meetings with universities to discuss how to gather and preserve information.

The following councilmembers will be leading this project: 

Fred Smith, Assistant Director East Arkansas Enterprise Community 

Dr. Blanche Hunt, Vice President of Community Relations Arkansas Northeastern College 

Joseph Campbell, Dean for General Education at Arkansas State University-Newport

Lynn Caldwell Hawkins, Chief Officer of Membership & University Partnerships at Arkansas Rural Health Partnership

Anyone who is interested in participating in this effort is encouraged to reach out to Rep. Crawford’s Jonesboro office at: (870) 203-0540

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About the DREAM Council

The Delta Region Economic Advancement Mission (DREAM) Council is a partnership created by Rep. Crawford in 2013 to promote and encourage the economic development of the Arkansas Delta region. The DREAM council consists of local community, business and government leaders and meets regularly with Rep. Crawford to give updates and assessments of what is needed and what is being achieved in the region. The DREAM Council’s mission is to help better communities and improve the lives of those living in the area.

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