Wabbaseka native to speak as part of Black History panel in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK — There will be a free seminiar on the history of African-Americans in Arkansas 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m Saturday at the Arkansas State Capitol Room 171, featuring a speaker who grew up in Wabbaseka, among others.

“Growing Up in Arkansas — African American Communities” is the title of the seminar, which is sponsored by the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission.

Presenters include Dorathy Boulden, Ornett Grind, Dr. Sybil Hampton, Jason Irby, Pat Johnson, Nancy Robinson Lott, Cindy Robinett, the Rev. Hezekiah Stewart and Fayth Hill Washington. They will discuss the influences that shaped their formative years in the communities of El Dorado, Dark Hollow, Little Rock, Wabbaseka, Granite Mountain, Hoxie and Pocahontas.

Participants may register by emailing Tatyana Stubblefield at tatyana.stubblefield@arkansas.gov or calling (501) 682-6900.