African American Arkansas

The Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus will be holding the final in a series of town hall events Thursday night at the Harry R. Kendall-Nugent Center on the campus of Philander Smith College in Little Rock. The fifteen members of the ALBC have been traveling the state this year hearing from constituents and explaining the state legislative process at the town halls. Democratic State Rep. Vivian Flowers of Pine Bluff is the chair of the caucus.

Students
Sarah Whites-Koditschek / Arkansas Public Media

Marvell-Elaine schools bus driver Larry Greer’s route twists through the Arkansas Delta, between the White and Mississippi Rivers. “All together I go from Elaine to Snow Lake, 65 miles round trip,” he said, while elementary school kids filed onto his bus for the afternoon ride home.

These are country bus stops along country roads. The way is long. In the morning, Greer says, he will wait only so long at an empty stop before he snaps his levered doors closed again. “If they don’t come out, they’re not going that day.”

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
Arkansas Times

A forum on desegregation in Little Rock Saturday will cover past events to present-day patterns.

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is hosting the gathering as part of Black History Month. Key speakers on contemporary desegregation issues include attorney John Walker, former school board member Dr. Jim Ross, and longtime teacher Felicia Hobbs.