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. The celebration begins at 2 pm in front on Brown’s Chapel. There will be symbolic wrapping of trees with comments by Paige Witek of MRBO. Friends of Arrow Rock will acknowledge the recent facelift of Brown’s Chapel and all of those who participated in the project. At 3 pm Gary Kremer, Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri and noted scholar on race in Missouri, will speak 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 supper at 5 pm, Lem Sheppard will share his historical folk music and unique storytelling.
All those who wish to attend the potluck supper are asked to bring a side dish. Watermelon, pulled pork, beverages, and table service will be provided. This event is free.
INFO? Contact Myra Christopher at [email protected]