- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State University Museum is hosting a Black History Month celebration featuring a lecture by Ethel Tompkins, who will speak about her experiences as a young student attending the Hoxie School District.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Hoxie School District was among the first to racially integrate in 1955 - two years before the crisis at Central High School in Little Rock. 

For the remaining Tuesdays during Black History Month - Feb. 10, 17 and 24 -the museum will show the documentary, “Hoxie: The First Stand,” which tells the story of the Hoxie school integration.

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