“Juneteenth is more than just a celebration with music and food, it’s the very foundation of the story and history of our people in America. Juneteenth is a time to pay homage to our ancestors, recognize the past and share programming and education opportunities about the experiences of Black Americans.” - Quantia “Key” Fletcher, director of the museum.
Juneteenth is the most widely known celebration of emancipation in the United States. The significance of Juneteenth centers around June 19, 1865, the day federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that all enslaved people were free. This announcement came two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 2021, Juneteenth was made a federal holiday.
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center has been a leader in Arkansas Juneteenth festivities since 2009. Now, with Juneteenth recognized as a federal holiday, MTCC continues to serve as the home of central Arkansas’ largest Juneteenth event. Juneteenth is a chance for the city to engage in cultural and educational opportunities that will help future generations understand the importance of this date to the African American community.FIND EVENTS
In conjunction with our day of Juneteenth festivities, the museum in partnership with the Little Rock Marathon will host our inaugural Juneteenth 5K walk/run. This event will be an opportunity to bring runners and walkers together to support Juneteenth in da Rock, while also promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. REGISTRATION REQUIRED After a day full of celebration with food trucks and vendors, a kid's zone, plus music and entertainment. EVENT IS FREERegister Today
Would you like to participate in Juneteenth? Fill out our registration form below!
JUNETEENTH 2022 COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Ashia Hall Muhammad
Friends of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center