Black History Month at ASU Museum

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University Museum will present two Black History Month events in February, an authors’ lecture and a film presentation.

Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, James and Wanda Lee Vaughn Professor of History, and Dr. Gary Edwards, associate professor of history, will discuss their book, “Arkansas Women: Their Lives and Times,” during a 3:30-5:30 presentation Tuesday, Feb. 5.  Book signing and light refreshments will follow.

The book features narratives from women who have made a significant impact in Arkansas.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., guests may view the PBS documentary, “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” in the Museum’s auditorium.  This film received a Peabody Award in 2017.

ASU Museum is located in the west wing of Dean B. Ellis Library, 320 University Loop Circle. One may visit online at or

For more information about this or any other ASU Museum event, one may contact Jill Kary, curator of education, or (870) 972-2074.

Museum hours are 9 to 5 on Monday, and Wednesday through Friday; 9-7 Tuesday; and 10-5 Saturday. 

The Museum is closed Sundays and university holidays.

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