A COMMUNITY’S CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH: STORYTELLING, MUSIC AND A POT-LUCK SUPPER
In collaboration with Friends of Arrow Rock, the Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Missouri River Bird Observatory and the Study Circle in Arrow Rock on Racism (SCARR), Experience Arrow Rock invites residents and visitors to join in a celebration of Juneteenth as a national holiday. At 1:30 there will be symbolic wrapping of trees, storytelling and tours of the African American Museum. At 3:00 Gary Kremer, Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri and noted scholar on race in Missouri, will speak at Browns Chapel about why August 4th was historically more important to Black Missourians than Juneteenth and the importance of Juneteenth as a national holiday to all Missourians today. Prior to a potluck picnic at 5:00, Lem Sheppard, will share his historical folk music and unique storytelling.
All those who which to attend the pot-luck supper are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Pulled pork and beverages will be provided. This event is free.
INFO? Contact Myra Christopher at [email protected]