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Arkansas PBS to display screen documentary brief about Juneteenth traditions in Wilmar

Juneteenth, a day commemorating the ending of slavery in america, wasn’t acknowledged as a federal vacation till 2021, however that hasn’t stopped over 150 years of celebration. 

June Dinner, one of many longest-standing Juneteenth traditions in Arkansas, takes place within the small southeastern city of Wilmar (2020 census knowledge says the inhabitants is 395) and dates again to the late 1800s. Attendance estimates range, however it’s secure to say that crowd numbers are often within the hundreds. A brief documentary produced by Arkansas PBS concerning the celebration, which features a parade, dwell music, a automotive present and a bike burn-out competitors amongst different actions, shall be screened without spending a dime all through June in Little Rock, Wilmar and Wrightsville. Listed here are the dates, instances and places:

  • Dee Brown Library, CALS Department Library, Little Rock, Monday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Rooker Library, CALS Department Library, Little Rock, Thursday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mosaic Templars Cultural Heart, Little Rock, Saturday, June 15, at 12:15 p.m.
  • Wilmar June Dinner, Wilmar, Sunday, June 16, (screening time to be decided)
  • McMath Library, CALS Department Library, Little Rock, Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Brooks Library, CALS Department Library, Wrightsville, Tuesday, June 18, at 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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