Wabbaseka native to showcase historic Arkansas women


Author Jason Irby of North Little Rock will showcase Arkansas’ Women of History in observance of Women’s History Month beginning Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Wabbaseka Community Center.

The showcase will then travel to Little Rock and display at Pyramid Books and Fine Art at 1:30 p.m.

Each showcase will feature a photo gallery/bio of historic Arkansas women. The Wabbaseka showcase will feature local authors who have written stories about women who have influenced their lives and careers. Irby’s, “Love Within Life, Inspire The Intuitive Woman”, will be among local publications, as well as Cathy Young’s, “Grandma’s Rose.”

The Little Rock showcase will feature a panel of distinguished women of Arkansas. Irby will be joined by Sen. Stephanie Flowers, Martha Dixon, author and fashion designer; Richelene Irby-Harris of Bessie Beaver’s Campus Housing LLC, real estate developer; Bridgett Williams, American Red Cross communications officer of Arkansas; Evelyn Moorehead, attorney and 2010 Arkansas Supreme Court justice candidate; and Catherine Wimberley, founder of Victorious Women and radio host.

The panel will discuss issues and history. Authors also be on-hand to display and answer questions about their writings.

“The women of Arkansas’ history have inspired and lived experiences that we can all learn from. Their contributions to our past, present and future are priceless and that is why we must recognize their achievements,” Irby said.