Juneteenth

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Juneteenth in Da Rock

“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.

 
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Juneteenth 5K Walk/Run

In conjunction with our day of Juneteenth festivities, and in partnership with the Little Rock Marathon, the museum will host a Juneteenth 5K walk/run. The 5K Walk/Run will be an opportunity to bring the community together to support Juneteenth in Da Rock, while also promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Registration coming soon!
History

Juneteenth is the most widely known celebration of emancipation in the United States. The significance of Juneteenth centers on 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.

 
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Event Overview

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.

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Statewide Juneteenth Events

If you can't join us in Little Rock, events are happening all over Arkansas!

Coming Soon!

For more information:

Brian Rodgers

Adult Education Interpretive Specialist