JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Authors met on the Arkansas State University campus to discuss Arkansas women who have been a significant part of our state’s history.
Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch and Dr. Gary Edwards, professors on the A-State campus, discussed their book, Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times”.
The book showcases influential women in the state of Arkansas who impacted the lives of others around them.
Dr. Jones-Branch said she hopes this book inspires others to delve into their own past.
“I hope their curiosity is peaked and they start looking in their own families because if we can find these stories or have authors who have found these stories,” Dr. Jones-Branch said. “There are stories in other families that need to be chronicled as well.”
Both authors saw an opportunity to showcase people from across the state to show the public what Arkansas means to them.
“We can make connections between people,” Dr. Jones-Branch said. “Between what people have done in Arkansas and its national impact.”
Dr. Jones-Branch said she hopes this book will enlighten others about women they may have never heard of before that made an impact.
This event is one of many to be showcased during Black History Month.
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To learn how you can get your own copy of this book, go to this website.