Let's Learn & Have Fun: Celebrating Juneteenth, AARP AR, June 8, 2021

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2021
From 1:00pm to 2:00pm Central Time


Contact: AARP AR

This event is full.

Celebrating the Significance of Juneteenth
Presented by Brian Rodgers, Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and the Parkview High School Performing Arts Department  

Take a look back at the history and significance of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, with historian Brian Rodgers.  Brian is a native of North Little Rock, AR. After graduating from North Little Rock High, he attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in history, with an emphasis on African American Institutions in Arkansas in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and earned a master’s degree in public history. Brian is currently the Community Relations Liaison at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Arkansas’s Museum of African American history and culture. Brian is currently researching the rise of the black middle class in Little Rock.  

Following Brian's presentation, enjoy a 2021 performance by LR's Parkview Performing Arts public High School students, with choral and instrumental music, dance, and more! The Clinton Center Foundation sponsors this annual event to celebrate Black History Month, in person in years with no pandemic. This and previous Black History Month performances by Parkview students may be viewed on YouTube. (Shown with permission from Parkview and the Clinton Center Foundation)

Let's Learn & Have Fun events are hosted by the AARP AR Central Arkansas Leadership Team whose mission is to develop and implement projects and programs beneficial to people in Central Arkansas 50+.  To learn more about becoming an AARP volunteer, please contact eingram@aarp.org. 

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