West Ninth Street vendor fair Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Juneteenth programming from Mosaic Templars Cultural Center extends beyond the day itself, beginning with “The State of Black Arkansas: Our Health,” tomorrow’s virtual talk from the Arkansas Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Association and culminating in a concert, celebration and community 5K fun run/walk on Saturday, June 18. Check out the full schedule:

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Concurrently, the hip-hop exhibit “And the Beat Don’t Stop” runs 9 a.m-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. through July 1, with the largest collection of hip-hop memorabilia and artifacts around the world. “For many of us, hip-hop has been part of our entire consciousness and has impacted our lives from music and fashion to art and culture,” Quantia “Key” Fletcher, museum director, said. “It has been the voice of the marginalized populations and offered a mic oftentimes in hallowed spaces.”

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From “And the Beat Don’t Stop: 50 Years of Hip Hop”

And, on the day itself, lots of music, including performances from MC Lyte and vocalist Leela James.

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