MLK Challenge 2023

"A day on, not a day off!" The MLK Challenge is a day of service is that is designed to engage students ages 12 to 18 in volunteer work, and to instill a sense of community in Central Arkansas youth. The challenge consists of a full day of service projects that will challenge them mentally and socially. Must be 12 to 18 years old to participate. Please note that some service sites may require physical or outdoor labor and participants will likely get dirty. All participants are advised to wear casual and comfortable clothing.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is to preserve, interpret and celebrate African American history and culture in Arkansas. The museum's exhibits highlight fraternal organizations, African American entrepreneurs as well as integration.

Hours & Admission

Tuesday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free museum parking

Galleries: Free
Grounds: Free
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Our History

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (MTCC) was founded as the Mosaic Templars of America Center for African American Culture and Business Enterprise under Act 1176 of 2001. MTCC was created as a museum of Arkansas Heritage to honor the story of the Mosaic Templars of America and all of Arkansas's African American history. In April of 2020, after a multi-year process, MTCC became the third Black history institution in the South to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The museum is dedicated to telling the story of the African American experience in Arkansas. The Center’s name is taken from the Mosaic Templars of America, a black fraternal organization founded in Little Rock in 1883 whose headquarters sat on the prominent West Ninth and Broadway location.


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