MTCC has collaborated with the Arkansas Arts Council, a sister agency under Arkansas Heritage, to create a spoken-word poetry night showcasing Arkansas poets’ original work related to Black history. Marquese McFerguson, the MTCC Black History Month artist, is the featured artist. Up to eight other poets will be performing. The event is hosted by Drekkia Morning, a poet who is also the Arts in Education Program manager for the Arkansas Arts Council.
7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, on Facebook Live
Black History Month is an important time to recognize African American contributions in Arkansas and nationwide, but Black history is year-round. MTCC offers educational resources, including The Periodic Table of Black History on notable Black Arkansans, 365 days a year. Posters also are available by emailing the education director. Please include name, address, phone number and quantity when requesting posters.