LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Dozens of people visited the capital city on Saturday to pay tribute to Natural State history.

The Arkansas Minority Business Professional Women Group held a program in memory of “Minnie Ammons Thompson.”

At the time of her death last July, Ms. Thompson was the only Black female electrician in Central Arkansas, and she is believed to be the first Black woman electrical engineer in the state.

Bertha Gill, a friend of Minnie’s said, “It’s hard to really describe who Minnie was, and in other ways it’s easy to describe her because she was energetic. She was very professional.”

This day has officially been recognized as Minnie Ammons Thompson Day. We’re told an Electrical Training Scholarship will be named in her honor.