This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. In August 1963, over 200,000 Americans gathered on the National Mall to protest for equality. During this march, Dr. King delivered his renowned “I Have a Dream” speech…and just 100 years earlier…
The Bass Reeves Legacy Monument will be Life-size +1/4 and will stand an estimated 25ft. tall, including base. The build material will be bronze including a steel reinforced concrete / brick Plinth. The statue was created by famed Oklahoma Sculptor and Artist Harold T. Holden.
The more than 11-year saga with the former Mallalieu Methodist Church in north Fort Smith took another twist Tuesday (May 24) when University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Chancellor Paul Beran revealed a more than $1 million plan to convert the property into the “Mallalieu Center for Academic Excellence.”
In Fort Smith, Ark., Community Development Block Grant funds have helped the city renovate and reconstruct dilapidated or blighted housing.
The City of Fort Smith is currently developing a five-year plan for housing and community development. Your input is essential to ensuring a good representation of the views held by the community, so we urge you to complete an online survey.
On Tuesday, July 20th, at 7pm, the Fort Smith Public Library will welcome 2010 Coretta Scott King Award recipient Vaunda Nelson. Ms. Nelson is the author of Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall.
The effort to raise $100,000 in 100 days for the Bass Reeves statue will include a 5-mile horse ride and included sales of water and soda at the Mayor’s 4th of July celebration. The end of the campaign is scheduled for Oct. 31.