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Mosaic Templars kick off Juneteenth celebrations in Little Rock



Little Rock, Arkansas – Juneteenth celebrations will take place for a month starting on Saturday morning with a flag raising at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

The third annual ceremony on West 9th Street featured the Arkansas National Guard Youth Challenge.

The Little Rock Juneteenth In Da Rock Street Festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 15.

“We have our local artists that’ll be here, we have over 130 vendors, food and treats, information, jewelry clothing – all of that combined,” Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Director Quantia “Key” Fletcher said.

President Joe Biden declared Juneteenth an official holiday in 2021.

After two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, federal troops announced that all enslaved people were free when they arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.

Please visit to find out more about Juneteenth events.


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