A COMMUNITY RICH IN HISTORY
Dunbar Cares Funds
(rental, utility and/or transportation assistance)
Due to the impact of COVID-19 in our community, The Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association has been awarded a one time funding of $2,500 to assist 10 families with rental, utility and/or transportation assistance. If you are a single parent or a senior who resides within the historic Dunbar community you may quality for assistance.
The historic Dunbar community boundaries extend North to 8th Street, South to 29th Street, East to Broadway and West to Martin L. King Drive. If you live within these boundaries, please apply online today using the link below. Applications must be submitted by December 23, 2020. You will be contacted by December 24, 2020, if you have been awarded assistance. If have questions, please email the Dunbar Historic Association at email@example.com. This program is NOT associated with Dunbar Community Center.
We pray you and your family are well and safe, and please follow all CDC guidelines, practice social distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands, and avoid crowd.
The mission of the Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association is to
build a coalition focused on preserving and promoting the cultural history of the Dunbar Historic District and create opportunities for community, education and economic development.
Dunbar Junior and Senior High School and Junior College, located at the corner of Wright Avenue and Ringo Street in Little Rock (Pulaski County), is significant in four areas: African-American history, education history, legal history, and architecture/engineering achievement. From 1929 to 1955, Dunbar offered a comprehensive education for black students in Little Rock. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
SUE COWAN WILLIAMS LIBRARY
Sue Cowan Williams was a Little Rock school teacher who, in 1942, won a lawsuit seeking equal pay for black teachers and white teachers. In Library 1997, a library named in her honor was constructed in downtown Little Rock. Right next to Dunbar Middle School.
MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Mt. Zion Baptist Church was organized in 1877 and is one of the earliest black congregations in Little Rock. The church was rebuilt in its current location in 1927 under the leadership of Rev. Fred T. Guy. From the late 1800s to the present, local church leaders, their congregants, grassroots groups, civic organizations, fraternal societies, and black business owners fought for equal rights.
Welcome to the Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association! Whether you have a connection to Dunbar in some way, or you want to see history preserved in the area, you are welcome to become a part of DHNA! DHNA #1 goal is to join with the people of the Dunbar community to improve the quality of life for the people who live within the boundaries. The boundaries extend North to 8th Street, South to 29th Street, East to Broadway and West to Martin L. King, Jr. Drive. As the median age of most residences reached maturity, many homeowners may need help to restore their homes. Our mission is to find community and corporate stakeholders that are willing to help restore and preserve the history that surround Dunbar.