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Jonesboro, AR - Yalanda Young Reports

Black History Remembered Not Only in February

February 28, 2007 -- Posted at 5:45 a.m. CST

Jonesboro, AR -- Although Black History month is over, the challenges and obstacles faced during the Civil Rights Era are never forgotten.

Robbie Lyle, the Manager at the African-American Cultural Center (AACC) of Jonesboro, says that they have tried to do their part in helping others remember.

"There is so much history right here in Jonesboro. We try to bring that to the people here. Our Center showcases the lives and contributions of African-Americans who lived, worked, and raised their families in this unique setting."

The AACC worked along side the Library at ASU to bring the community an exhibit highlighting the history in this area. Teachers, students, the schools, all on show for people to see. But what isn't on show is the emotion and the dreams of those in the pictures.

"We can show everyone who these people are and what they did for this area, but we can never tell you who they really are. The pictures answer some questions, but they definately create new ones. We hope that they serve as motivators for some children and youth while providing useful, positive information for others."

The AACC is located at 1005 Logan St. in Jonesboro, and is open Mon-Fri 10-5 pm, and Sat & Sunday Appointments only. 870-933-8515

 

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