Arkansas Ozarks African Americans: 1820 to 1950. [No. 2, 2000-05-06]

Audio cassette
Broadcast: May 6, 2000


Arkansas Ozarks African Americans: 1820 to 1950. [No. 2, 2000-05-06]
"The assumption that the Arkansas Ozarks were settled by white people is wrong.

"The African American history of the Arkansas Ozarks has, for over a century, remained occluded by myth, rumor, intentional cover-up and a dearth of documentation - until now.
"Arkansas Ozarks African Americans: 1820 to 1950' brings to light the history of an enslaved black migration into the Ozarks; the settlement of the region by their descendants; a series of race wars around the Ozarks which destroyed established black communities; the rise of Jim Crow; and the story of small enclaves of African Americans who managed to survive and thrive into the twenty-first century.

"Researched, written, edited, scripted, digitally produced and mastered by independent public radio reporter, Jacqueline Froelich, 'Arkansas Ozarks African Americans: 1820 to 1950' was the result of a series of grants from the Arkansas Humanities Council as well as in-kind support from KUAF Public Radio in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where Froelich works. The two-hour program is hosted by KUAF producer, Pete Hartman, narrated by African American activist, Julia Rose Sampson, and scored by Ozarks musician Chris Bradley.

"With support from KUAF, hundreds of CD copies were donated free of cost to state and national museums and history collections.

"Cited for her outstanding contribution to Arkansas history by the Arkansas Historical Association, Jacqueline Froelich has finally revealed a critical and important history of place."--2000 Peabody Awards entry form.

Part 2 includes seven programs.
"Program 1: Introduction to Part Two;
Program 2: 'Niggertown'--Eureka Springs historic African American community;
Program 3: 'Along the Banks of the Dry Jordan'--Boone County's black district is destroyed by race riots;
Program 4: 'Springfield Town Square'--A metropolitan Ozarks African American center suffers racial violence and lynching;
Program 5: 'The Little Black Children That Lived in a Zoo'--reading of a 1900's racist children's primer;
rogram 6: 'The Greenwood District'--Tulsa's "Black Wall Street of America" is destroyed by a race war in 1921;
Program 7: Conclusion and credits."--CD insert.

Corporate Producers: University of Arkansas | Arkansas Humanities Council; Broadcaster: KUAF Public Radio

Persons Appearing: Pete Hartman (Host) | Julia Rose Sampson (Narrator) | Chris Bradley (Music Writer/Performer)

Broadcast Date: May 6, 2000