Civil Rights Leader Marc Morial Visits Tyson

Arkansas Could Gain Chapter Of National Urban League

Posted: February 25, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Donnie Smith, left, Tyson Foods’ president and CEO, laughs Monday with Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League, as Morial presents Smith with a set of lapel pins at Tyson Foods’ World Headquarters in Springdale. Morial gave a speech at the Tyson Diversity Education Speaker series.

Arkansas residents could have more employment opportunities as a result of a partnership between Tyson Foods Inc. and the National Urban League.

Fast Facts

Black History Month

• Black History Month began as Negro History Week in 1926.

• Negro History Week expanded to Black History Month in 1976.

• Negro History Week was created by Carter Woodson, an American historian.

• February is Black History Month.

Source: Staff Report

By The Numbers

Hunger And Food Insecurity

Food insecurity refers to people who don’t know from where their next meal will come.

19.7 percent — Number of people in Arkansas who are food insecure.

14.5 percent — Number of U.S. households that were food insecure in 2012.

20 percent — Number of U.S. households with children that were food insecure in 2012.

160,000 — Number of people in Arkansas age 60 or older who were food insecure in 2013.

Source: Staff Report

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