Annual NWA Juneteenth Celebration Continues to Grow

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The U of A and the NWA Juneteenth Committee invite the Northwest Arkansas group, mates and family members to the annual Juneteenth Celebration on Father’s Day weekend. 

The weekend is element of the region-large holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the emancipation of African People.

Amongst Thursday, June 16, and Sunday June 19, many free of charge functions are open to the public through the Northwest Arkansas region. The celebration will be capped with the “Freedom Festival” in downtown Springdale on Sunday, June 19, the official Juneteenth getaway. 

Independence Pageant

In partnership with Songs Moves, Community Cohesion Task and Interform Trend, the Freedom Pageant will get position on Sunday, June 19, in downtown Springdale at the Shiloh Pavilion (106 W. Emma Ave., Springdale, AR, 72764) from 1-9 p.m.

Attendees can anticipate giveaways and kids’ activities, as very well as a number of musical performances like Montell Jordan, Morris Day and The Time, Gospel artist Lamar Campbell, Mr. Sipp ”The Mississippi Blues Boy or girl,” JukeBoxx Celebration Band and Additional!

For up to day information and facts, check out the Freedom Competition – Celebrating Juneteenth Facebook function site.


The NWA Juneteenth Committee, in affiliation with DAYVISION Films, Crystal Bridges and the Neighborhood Cohesion Challenge brings the African American film knowledge to Northwest Arkansas in an effort and hard work to deliver consciousness, instruction, publicity and networking options for Black Arkansans, each native and residential.

The showcase will consider position on Thursday, June 16, from 6-10 p.m. at Crystal Bridges and is absolutely free to the community.

For up-to-day info on this function, take a look at the Second Yearly Arkansas Black Film Showcase Facebook web page.

THE Soiled SOUTH Art Show

The Filthy South: Up to date Art, Material Tradition, and the Sonic Impulse is an art show organized by the Virginia Museum of Good Arts and will look at the aesthetic and musical traditions of southern Black tradition in the previous century, influences now common through the American South and present-day American artwork and culture. 

In an immersive knowledge that engages multiple senses, The Soiled South spotlights the Southern landscape as a result of its musical heritage, non secular complexity and regional swagger. The exhibition functions functions of sculpture, paintings, is effective on paper, assemblage, textiles and tunes as effectively as ephemera from audio culture, like instruments, tunes movies, costumes, lyrics and personal results. 

Ultimately, The Filthy South creates an participating option to expertise a deeper comprehending of the African American South and its undeniable imprint on the history of American art.

The show is cost-free to the general public and will be open on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday June 19, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Crystal Bridges.

For a lot more data, take a look at the Crystal Bridges web page.

The Juneteenth Celebration functions are sponsored by:

Community sponsors: Walton Household Basis, Walmart/Sam’s, Tyson Meals, Tyson Spouse and children Foundation, The Neighborhood Cohesion Undertaking, Interform Art, Crystal Bridges, DAYVISION movies, Secondhand Smoke BBQ, Shiloh Museum. Hill Metropolis Lodge #347 and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Included

U of A sponsors include: Division of Pupil Affairs Workplace of Range, Equity and Inclusion Sam. M. Walton College of Organization – Dr. Barbara Lofton Office of Diversity and Inclusion Business office of Equal Option, Compliance and Title IX College Law enforcement Section.


Juneteenth, or the “19th of June,” is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It recognizes June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, when Union Gen. Gordon Granger declared independence for all slaves in the Southwest. 

This was the previous big vestige of slavery in the United States following the conclude of the Civil War and occurred far more than two and a fifty percent years just after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Pres. Abraham Lincoln. Upon the looking at of Normal Get No. 3 by Granger, the former slaves celebrated jubilantly, setting up America’s second Independence Working day celebration and the oldest African-American getaway observance. 

In 2006, the Arkansas legislature initial regarded Juneteenth as a point out memorial day commemorated by the issuance of a proclamation from Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Final yr, Juneteenth formally became a national vacation in the United States.

Juneteenth nowadays celebrates African American freedom and accomplishment while encouraging ongoing self-enhancement and respect for all cultures. 

For far more data about the Northwest Arkansas Juneteenth Celebration, make sure you take a look at the or speak to Danielle Williams at [email protected]

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