Almost 70 years after Fayetteville Arkansas Public School’s integration, Dr. John L. Colbert, the city’s first African American superintendent cements his historic legacy as an educator with a school named after him.
Mike Day, raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, uses his upbringing as motivation to embody Black cinema. Day discovered his passion for film while focusing on Journalism and African American studies at the University of Arkansas. Day founded DAYVISION in 2015 and has since created short films, commercials for small businesses, web series, and music videos. In 2019, Day directed his first short narrative, DAYVISION Films Presents: FOCUS, appearing in multiple film festivals. Day has since directed three short films, two microshort films, and a short documentary, all appearing in film festivals throughout the world. In 2022, Day was nationally recognized as an AT&T Dream in Black Future Makers, a Celebrate Arkansas Ones to Watch recipient and an Artist 360 award recipient. Day continues to use his platform to create a space for Black creatives, allowing future generations to dream while learning the history of African Americans in film.