Barnes and... A Conversation with Kenneth C. Barnes
Posted on 08 May 2012
Kenneth C. Barnes, chair and professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, discusses his book "Journey of Hope: The Back-to-Africa Movement in Arkansas in the Late 1800s." He explains why a number of African-Americans from rural Arkansas, particularly Conway County and the Arkansas Delta, emigrated to Liberia from 1879 to 1899. He also shares accounts of his 1998 visit to Monrovia, Liberia, where he interviews descendants of the emigrants. This episode was taped in the AETN studios in Conway.
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- We love Doc Martin but would like to see more updated seasons. Will there be more for us to see? Thanks - Sandra Leek
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600 Hwy 181
Blytheville, Arkansas 72315
Thank you! - Kathy Hodge
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Thanks for letting us know; we've passed your information along to our education specialists, and they said they would mail your guide tomorrow. We appreciate your joining us! - AETN
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- I have lots of christmas memories but I have to share the newest this year.. we cant stop "reliving it" and laughing about it.. me and the kids came down to mamoo's house(grandma). Well mommy forgot to call ahead and let mamoo know we were coming. We arrive and mamoo comes to sit on the porch since it was nice out. My daughter(3yrs old,very articulate,smarty pants and dramatic all in one) says "I need to go to the bathroom" She opens mamoo's glass storm door.. walks in.. takes about 2 seconds for door to slowly shut and make the clicking noise upon shutting.. as soon we hear the door click we hear about 2 or 3 thump thumps (feet running short distance back to the door) My daughter burst back out the door and yells "YOU GOT ME A BIKE?!!" ... We all just freeze looking at each other like uh oh.. I wanted to bust about laughing.. were fighting to find the words to tell her its not hers.. my mom says "its the girl down the streets" and I say "YA UPS delivered to wrong house" It was suppose to be a santa gift and we didnt want to ruin the surprise. Now Everytime we go to store and see a bike we cant help but say "YOU GOT ME A BIKE?!!" ... Knowing my smarty pants daughter I'm sure that christmas morning she will see the bike and say "SEE I TOLD YOU YOU GOT ME A BIKE!!"..I will be sure to have the video camera out to capture it.. sure hope she still has the excitement in her voice and eyes christmas morning as she did the other day upon seeing it!! Wished I would have just happened to have a camera out to get the first reaction though lol - Jennifer Garner
I hope everything comes out all right, with the interview. - Drew Stephens
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- Having surveyed all of the cemeteries in Faulkner County (132) I have said, thought, felt, know, and understand Hop's perspective. Definitely will watch the premier.
Do you mind correcting your subtitle ... You CAN catch... and "cemetery" is spelled with all "E's". And did you mean "Comment" instead of "Commit"?
Thanks. - Sondra Johnson
- This story really touched me. I love history. I thought the segment about the children going out to the cementary and selecting a tomb stone, to search and find history about that person, was so awsome. They will always remember that and I find this so amazing that there is such a program as this. I am not from Arkansas and didn't even know these types of programs existed. This is wonderful. - Joan
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- PBS should be putting all their information on line next week. We apologize for the lateness. Please check back soon! - AETN
- I am having trouble logging onto the website for more info on the book writing contest.
Please post info on the entry address.
Thanks! - Vern
- We are still waiting for PBS to officially release information on this year's contest. PBS most likely has temporarily disabled user accounts until the 2012 contest begins. We will update this blog post as soon as we know something. Thanks so much! - AETN
- Still waiting for address to send my child's book. - Vern
- Hooray! PBS has launched the 2012 PBS KidsGo! Writers Contest. Here is a link to where you can learn more about it. http://pbskids.org/writerscontest/contest.php - AETN
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- Sending a big Thank you to AETN & Mercy for bringing The Cat in the Hat to Fort Smith! My children loved it! - Leslie W.
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