February 16, 2017
–Mrs. Annie Mable McDaniel Abrams was our featured guest for Black History Spotlight. Abrams, a civil rights activist and global grandmother to many, is a walking, talking history book. She has just about seen an extensive amount of Arkansas Black History. Born in Arkadelphia on September 25, 1931, she attended a segregated school until being sent to Little Rock for a better education. She later became a college graduate, teacher, and a political, social, civic and community activist. Abrams was instrumental in campaigns to rename various Little Rock streets in honor of Daisy Bates, Mayor Charles Bussey, and in renaming High Street in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and in the institution of Little Rock’s first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade. she has been a community advocate for women’s issues, senior citizens’ issues, and other vital issues that are geared toward the betterment of humanity. Abrams has worked at the national and international levels for more than 40 years.
For more information on Mrs. Annie Mable McDaniel Abrams, visit www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net. To schedule an appointment to visit the Annie Mable McDaniel Abrams’ Museum, call 501-374-3459.