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 Uncovering Hidden Histories and Empowering Black Communities in Northwest Arkansas

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Welcome to NWA Black Heritage, where we are dedicated to preserving, documenting, and promoting the rich heritage and culture of Black communities in Northwest Arkansas. Our mission is to fill the gaps that exist in our documented history while exposing the systemic racism and inequality that continues to plague our society. Change doesn't happen overnight. It requires dedication, hard work, and collaboration. At NWA Black Heritage, we focus on the often overlooked and intentionally suppressed contributions and experiences of Black individuals in Northwest Arkansas.

We Preserve Heritage While Promoting Redress & Equity

NWA Black Heritage Works to Create the State's Largest Black Historic District in Fayetteville

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Our goal is to recover and restore the last remaining historic Black community in Fayetteville and all of Northwest Arkansas.

Preservation and Restoration

We strive to engage youth and collaborate with various organizations to preserve and promote Black heritage and culture in NWA.

Community Engagement and Education

We partner with organizations to research and document Black heritage, including oral histories, from pre-and post-Civil War NWA.

Research and Documentation

Our Core Values


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We believe in correcting the systemic and historical injustices through community development, education, and engagement. Our initiatives empower and celebrate Black heritage to amplify our voices and experiences. We invite you to learn more about our work and join us in this crucial journey towards equity and justice.

Community Redress 

Creating a Roadmap to Pride for the NWA Black Community

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It's important for us to honor the contributions and experiences of Black individuals in our community, and we invite you to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. Click on the link below to learn more about each of our ongoing projects, and join us in preserving the legacy of Black communities in Northwest Arkansas.

Community Remembrance 

Regional Collection of Historical Artifacts, Projects & RESOURCES

Join us in the fight against systemic racism and inequality in Northwest Arkansas. Together, we can make a difference. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer, sign up below.

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