‘Foot Soldiers for Freedom’ exhibit opens June 3

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Arkansas’s museum of African American history and culture, is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, “Foot Soldiers for Freedom: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Arkansas.”

This exhibit chronicles lesser-known events and the experiences of many everyday people that were part of the struggle for civil rights in Arkansas. “Foot Soldiers for Freedom” is the result of a collaborative effort between the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Humanities Council, the Black History Commission of Arkansas and many local and state historians and scholars.

MTCC will host the exhibit from June 3-July 13. Visitors are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about what life was like in Arkansas during the Civil Rights Movement.

For more information, call MTCC at 501-683-3593 or visit MTCC is located at 501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock, AR 72201.

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is dedicated to telling the history of African Americans in Arkansas from 1870 to the present, especially in the areas of politics, business and the arts. Other agencies of the Department of Arkansas Heritage include Arkansas Arts Council, Arkansas Historic Preservation, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Delta Cultural Center, Historic Arkansas Museum and Old State House Museum.

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