Scipio Africanus Jones: Both Intelligent and Wise

Scipio Africanus Jones: Both Intelligent and Wise
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Delta Cultural Center
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Starting
Feb 23, 05:00PM
Ending
Feb 23, 07:00PM
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Delta Cultural Center Visitor Center 141 Cherry Street Helena-West Helena, Arkansas 72342
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Ruthie Pride

Exhibit Curator

Join the staff from the Delta Cultural Center for the Grand Opening of our latest exhibit in the DCC Visitor Center at Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. The exhibit is titled "Scipio Africanus Jones: Both Intelligent and Wise." Although displayed at the DCC four years ago, the exhibition has returned as part of Black History Month 2024. 

Based on the children's book written by Patricia Kienzle and illustrated by Candace Dolls, the exhibit focuses on Arkansas lawyer Scipio A. Jones and the Elaine Massacre. This well-done exhibition includes both paintings from the book and artifacts dealing with that event. Both Kienzle and Dolls are Arkansas natives and Candace is DCC Education Director. 

The official opening of the exhibit will be at the DCC Visitor Center on February 23, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

Mayor Lisa Gilbert, the current mayor of Elaine, Arkansas will be in attendance to share local history and announce current projects for her community. 

Games and children's assignments will be available. 

For more information, please contact DCC Education Director Candace Dolls at 870-338-4350 or email at [email protected] and DCC Curator Ruthie Pride at [email protected]

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