The Uzuri Project

Welcome to The Uzuri Project

We are People Helping Others Excel by Example

The Uzuri Project ~ A Black History Community Program of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

People Helping Others Excel by Example (P.H.O.E.B.E.) began in 1997 as The Uzuri Project, a temporary Black history project about African Americans in the Hot Springs community. Founded with five Hot Springs citizens, they began to accumulate the photographs and oral history of the African American living in Hot Sptrings. It was evident that the records had to go on permanent display. Now The Uzuri Project is a continuing endeavor within P.H.O.E.B.E. including over 1,500 donated photographs, artifacts and documents.    Learn more ...

Upcoming Events

Book Talk and Signing

with Cheryl Batts, Janis Kearney and Patricia McGraw

Available on Request


Our Store

Books and Photos

Winds of Change book cover

The book, John Lee Webb - The Man And His Legacy covers Webbs’ growth and development from Tuskegee Institute, his life as a family man, his rise in the Woodmen of Union Fraternal Order, the men he met that helped him to put Hot Springs, Arkansas on the map as a Negro tourist destination.


We Need Your Help!

The Uzuri Project is a 501(c)3 organization
and is sustained by membership fees and donations from the general public.

Donations are tax-deductible, truly appreciated and are used to help us seek out, document, record and perpetuate our local history.

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