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Pettaway Resident Oral History Stored at the Library of Congress

Pettaway resident Carrie Young was interviewed by the Library of Congress for the Civil Rights History Project on September 26, 2011.  To view this footage and see one our own residents “preserve” history, click on this link:  http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0056/

Many thanks to another Pettaway resident Kwadjo Boaitey for this unique find and bringing this to the attention of all neighborhood residents.

ESPN Anchor Jeremy Schaap to Lecture at CALS


ESPN Anchor and Best-selling Author Jeremy Schaap to Present Heiskell Distinguished Lecture

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Jeremy Schaap will discuss his experiences in sports journalism at An Evening with Jeremy Schaap, the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) J.N. Heiskell Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Avenue.

The event is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow the program. Seating is general admission. Reservations are appreciated, but not required. RSVP to pedwards@cals.org or 918-3009.

An ESPN reporter since 1996, Jeremy Schaap functions in a variety of roles at the network. He is a correspondent for E:60, the host of ESPN Radio’s The Sporting Life, and a frequent contributor to Outside the Lines, NFL Countdown, and College Gameday. His reports, interviews, and commentaries are regularly featured on SportsCenter.

Schaap has won multiple national Sports Emmy Awards and many other honors for his work, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2012, and a National Headliner Award in 2007. He is the author of Cinderella Man, a New York Times bestseller, and Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics. In December 2013, Disney secured the movie rights to Triumph and enlisted Schaap for a consulting role on the film.

In addition to his contributions for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, Schaap’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Time, the Wall Street Journal, and Parade.

The Heiskell Distinguished Lecture is named for J.N. Heiskell, the longest-serving member of the Library’s Board of Trustees and editor of the Arkansas Gazette for more than seventy years. Speakers and programs honor Mr. Heiskell’s commitment to excellence in journalism as well as his support of the library.

For more information, contact 918-3086 or sgele@cals.org

Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas Meeting

HPAA Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, November 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Oxford American Annex: 1300 S. Main

Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas’s annual membership meeting. To join or to renew a membership call 501-372-4757.

Free Film Presentation: Choctaw Code Talkers

Native American Heritage Month Program

Tuesday, November 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Free film night: Choctaw Code Talkers. The PBS documentary explores the military history legacy of Native American code talkers during World War I. Program in partnership with the Sequoyah National Research Center at UALR.

Free Fly Fishing Class

Intro to Fly Fishing

Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m.-12 p.m, free

Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center

Learn how to pick out a fly-rod and how to cast it, how to tie knots and be introduced to the art of fly tying. Discover which equipment works best for different fish species in cold and warm water habitats. Registration required, space limited. Call 501-907-0636 to register

Freedom! Oh, Freedom! Exhibit

Freedom! Oh, Freedom!

Friday, November 14, 7 p.m.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

New exhibit opening–Arkansas’s People of African Descent & The Civil War 1861-1866 and the unveiling of the 2014 Creativity Arkansas art collection– What the Civil War Means to the African American Experience in Arkansas. Entertainment by Rodney Block & the Real Music Lovers and the Philander Smith College Choir. Special guest featuring curator and Civil War expert Ronnie Nichols.

Meeting On Proposed Bike Lanes on Louisiana St.

Public Meeting: Pavement Markings on Louisiana Street

Thursday, November 13, 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Lafayette Building: Louisiana Ballroom, first floor, 523 S. Louisiana

Representatives from City of Little Rock Public Works Traffic Engineering and Civil Engineering Divisions will be present to discuss and to receive public input about the installation of a protected bicycle lane on six blocks of Louisiana Street. The project was initiated by Public Works and the Bicycle Friendly Community Commission whose members are appointed by the City Board of Directors


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