Friday, June 07, 2019

The Natural State Chautauqua- Women’s Suffrage & Prohibition: Win the Vote! End the Drink!

Meeting Place: Oil Field Park
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Sit and listen to famed boxing champion Jack Johnson talk about owning the Cotton Culb during prohibition, and how there were always places to get "refreshments" if one knew where to look. The Natural State Chautauqua is in its 19th year of production and is a first-person interpretation of American history by those who shaped the nation. Scholars are chosen from across the county to spend three days in south Arkansas to present their characters. They present the character, then take questions as the character and finally step out of character to answer questions as the scholar behind the historical figure. This is a unique learning experience as one becomes emerged in the past and learns firsthand about America’s history.