City of Progress: The untold legacy of Pine Bluff

City of Progress: The untold legacy of Pine Bluff

Lori Walker, Assistant Director of Economic and Community Development for the City of Pine Bluff, will share her love and appreciation of the city’s rich history and abundant historical resources.

Walker has worked to develop Pine Bluff’s history and heritage into a tool for economic development, focusing on the role of African Americans during the Civil War and afterwards, as they helped move the city forward.

The picture above is of a street car business owned by Wiley Jones, an ex-slave who became one of the first wealthy African Americans in the South and a leader in the Pine Bluff community.

This Delta Drop-In program is free and open to the public. The location is 141 Cherry Street in historic downtown Helena, Arkansas.