The Arkansas Civil Rights Hertiage Trail will honor 10 Arkansas Healthcare Pioneers, including two from Pine Bluff.

The Arkansas Civil Rights Hertiage Trail will honor 10 Arkansas Healthcare Pioneers, including two from Pine Bluff.


The honorees will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, during a VIP Reception in the Fred W. Smith Conference Center of the Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences at Little Rock.


Two honorees were University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff graduates, the late Dr. Samuel Lee Kountz and Dr. Cleon Flowers. Other pioneers include Dr. Thomas A. Bruce, Dr. Edith Irby Jones, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Dr. Henry W. Foster Jr., Dr. Billy Ray Thomas, and the late Lena Jordan, RN; Phillip Leon Rayford, Ph.D.; and Dr. John Marshall Robinson.


The pioneers will be honored as a part of the 4th annual Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail Dedication, a project of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Race & Ethnicity Institute. The honorees represent individuals from the medical and health care professions who have made significant contributions toward social and racial equity in Arkansas.


A ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Little Rock River Market District at the entrance of the St. Vincent Medical Mile. The honorees will be recognized with bronze commemorative plaques on the Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail.


Details: Call (501) 686-7266.