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Black History Month Events at ASU Museum


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University Museum will present two Black History Month events in February, an authors' lecture and a film presentation.

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, James and Wanda Lee Vaughn Professor of History, and Dr. Gary Edwards, associate professor of history, will discuss their book, "Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times," during a 3:30-5:30 presentation Tuesday, Feb. 5.  Book signing and light refreshments will follow.

The book features narratives from women who have made a significant impact in Arkansas.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., guests may view the PBS documentary, "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise," in the Museum’s auditorium.  This film received a Peabody Award in 2017.

ASU Museum is located in the west wing of Dean B. Ellis Library, 320 University Loop Circle. One may visit online at AState.edu/Museum or http://facebook.com/ASUMuseum.

For more information about this or any other ASU Museum event, one may contact Jill Kary, curator of education, jkary@AState.edu or (870) 972-2074.

Museum hours are 9 to 5 on Monday, and Wednesday through Friday; 9-7 Tuesday; and 10-5 Saturday.  The Museum is closed Sundays and university holidays.

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Cover of Arkansas-Women-book