The Henson-Benson Foundation is a family-oriented, community-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of citizens living in the Arkansas communities of Malvern and Perla.

Please join us in improving the future.

Unearthing the Dream is a documentary film commissioned by the Henson Benson Foundation. A small-town African American community, forced to accept second-hand materials for its schools, refuses to accept a second-class education for its children, giving rise to Black schools that inspired and cultivated success and pride…

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Unearthing the Dream, a documentary film commissioned by the Henson-Benson Foundation, highlights the history of Malvern’s African American community and the Black schools that existed before integration.
THE "PROUD LEGACY" BOOK PROJECT
Every three years, African American men and women, some with spouses, children and even grandchildren in tow, travel from all corners of the United States to Malvern, Arkansas for a celebration that few Americans would truly understand…

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Scholarships
The Henson-Benson Foundation funds several scholarships and programs that help advance the lives of young people in the Malvern, Arkansas community. We are particularly proud of these programs, and are delighted to have the opportunity to give back to such a loving community.
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Please join us in celebrating the legacy of Malvern!
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