APHT020219 African Americans and Sports in Arkansas–Evin Demirel
Presented February 2, 2019 at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center by the Black History Commission of Arkansas.
Evin Demirel, an alumnus of Little Rock Central High and University of Arkansas, is
a former Democrat-Gazette reporter who often wrote about public history topics.
He currently works as an independent editor, consultant and writer, and some of
his articles about public history and sports have been republished in county
historical journals including the Pulaski County Historical Review. His passion for
the intersection of athletics, race relations and state heritage led him to write
“African-American Athletes: Muhammad Ali’s Tour, Black Razorbacks & Other Forgotten Stories”, an anthology which was made possible through a
Curtis H. Sykes Grant from the Black History Commission. He has joined the Great
501-to-479 Migration, for the time being at least, and now resides in Rogers,
African American Research Resources at the Arkansas State Archiveshttp://ahc.digital-ar.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p16790coll13/id/287
Free lesson plans based off of “African-American Athletes in Arkansas”:
The digital Arkansas Black Schools Project: