Hidden Pictures: The Brilliance of Rogerline Johnson

Historic tourism is one of my favorite pastimes. A little over a year ago, I took a trip to Helena, AR to visit some of the town’s famous sites, the Delta Cultural Center, Fort Curtis, and Centennial Baptist Church. Catty-corner to the church and beside Fort Curtis I noticed a photography studio.…

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Black History Month: John Handcox’s Songs of Resistance

Delta gospel, blues, and labor songs sprang from the fields where pain and resistance, strength and sorrow coexisted. The music that came from this place speaks to the land of milk and honey and the valley of dry bones. It speaks to the place where riches abound and poverty prevails. It speaks…

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Little Rock 9: September 4, 1957

56 years ago today, Gov. Orval Faubus of Arkansas, called troops in to prevent the Little Rock Nine from entering Central High School. At the time, the bravery of the Little Rock Nine sparked a huge social change movement, and all eyes were on Arkansas and the United States government. For a…

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