Chuck Haralson and Ken Smith were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center at 501 W. Ninth St., where exhibits focus on the history of African-Americans in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, will host “Cultural Connection,” a series of events through the month of February, in celebration of Black History Month. All events are free to the public. The schedule:
FEB. 7: Korto Momolu, fashion designer and runner-up on the Bravo TV network's “Project Runway,” will show some of her latest designs at 2 p.m. at this ticketed event. She'll talk and answer questions
after the show. Tickets are free but limited to 2 per person; reserve at 683-3593 or
FEB. 10: “Legendary African-American Coins and Stamps,” lecture by collector Al Ashley, noon. The collection will be on display through Feb. 14.
FEB. 17: “20 Years of African American Artifacts,” lecture by historian and antique dealer Archie Moore, noon.
FEB. 21: “Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl,” competition among students in grades 6 through 12, 10 a.m. Teams can register until Feb. 10 at email@example.com.
FEB. 24: “Historic Archeology and Arkansas's African-American Past,” lecture by Dr. Jamie Brandon of the Arkansas Archeological Survey at Southern Arkansas University, noon.
FEB. 28: “Tommy Terrific's Wacky Magic,” children's event, 2 p.m.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will mark Black History Month with several free events, including “Rap Sessions,” a national tour exploring race and hip-hop led by author and activist Bakari Kitwana. The schedule:
FEB. 12: “Education + Action = Change,” workshop with financial advisor Ryan Mack, 7 p.m., Donaghey Student Center Rooms B and C.
FEB. 18: “Rap Sessions: A Community Dialog on Hip-Hop,” with speakers Kitwana, radio announcer MC Search and media analyst Lisa Fager Bediako, 7 p.m., DSC Rooms A and B.
FEB. 19: Screening of “Cadillac Records,” film starring Beyonce Knowles and Adrien Brody about the rise of Chess Records, 6 p.m., DSC Leadership Lounge.
FEB. 25: “Evolution of Music: A Play,” African-American music from the plantation fields to the concert halls, with Central High School drama teacher Agnolia Gaye and Afrodesia lead singer Tim Anthony, 7 p.m., Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall, Fine Arts Building.
For more information, call the Office of Campus Life at 569-3308.