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Dr. William H. Townsend: Optometrist, Civil Rights Leader, State Representative

February 11

Free

UA Little Rock Downtown, as part of Second Friday Art Night (2FAN), will launch an online exhibit for “Dr. William H. Townsend: Optometrist, Civil Rights Leader, State Representative.” This exhibit will follow Townsend’s career and public service highlights.

Through funding from the Arkansas Humanities Council, the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) processed and digitized the papers of Dr. Townsend, the first licensed African American optometrist in Arkansas and one of the first African American legislators to be elected to the general assembly.

The exhibition will be available to the public on Friday, February 11, 2022.

 

 

 

 

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