FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Little Rock, AR – In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, a Black Indian and Native American Heritage Month Fair will be held on Saturday, November 10. The event will take place 10:00am to 2:00pm on the University Plaza Shopping Center parking lot at 5820 Asher Avenue, at the corner of Asher and University Avenues.
The Fair is sponsored by Jason Irby Innovation Foundation, University District Partnership, UA Little Rock, Arkansas National Guard Museum, Black History Commission of Arkansas, Little Rock Racial & Cultural Diversity Commission, and Sequoyah National Research Center.
The day’s event will feature Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces, a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian about American Indians’ and Alaska Natives’ service in America’s wars. Also featured will be short educational talks about the Trail of Tears through Arkansas, slavery and Choctaw and Chickasaw removal, and the Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes. Other features will include arts and crafts, food trucks, tours of the Coleman Creek Trail of Tears Park adjacent to the Fair site, and exhibits.
Exhibitors will include Black History Commission of Arkansas, Sequoyah National Research Center, Arkansas Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, City of Little Rock Diversity and Ethnicity Commission, Secretary of State, and others.
A schedule of talks and tours will be available on site. Admission to all events is free, and parking is close and free. For more information, email Allison Gwinup at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 501-683-7356.