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2020 AARP Community Challenge Grantee
This grant will support a new Musical History Mural in the Historic Malvern Avenue neighborhood of Hot Springs to ensure that young people and new residents understand the rich heritage of the African American community in Hot Springs.
To bring more attention to the musical history mural along Malvern Avenue, the city installed a new sidewalk, plaque, art, greenery and musically-inspired bench. The work was among the first reinvestments in an area that was known from the 1930s to 1960s as â€œBlack Broadwayâ€ due to its many entertainment venues and frequent performances by legendary entertainers including Count Baise, Duke Ellington, B.B. King and others.
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