Friday, June 10, 2016

African-American Coalition of Arkansas GOP Hosts Community Event

Republican Party of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ark. – History, empowerment, engagement and educating the community will be the focal points of the 2016 “Homecoming” Celebration hosted by the African-American Coalition of the The Republican Party of Arkansas.

The event will feature live music, refreshments and activities to commemorate “The Homecoming.” The celebration honors laws passed by Republican elected officials that ended slavery to secure civil rights of Black Americans and also honors Trailblazers who have provided more than 20 years of service to the Republican Party.

“On June 25, we will place emphasis on the history of African-Americans and the Republican Party. We are celebrating Juneteenth by educating Arkansans about the rich history of the Republican Party's position in African-American history and through this program, we are inviting them to “come home,” said Program Committee Chairperson, Patricia Nations. “History will bear witness that Republicans have taken great strides to pass laws that benefit African-Americans. This community event will also serve as a springboard to foster economic development and community involvement as a whole.”

Will Rockefeller, son of former Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, will serve as the keynote speaker.

The “Homecoming” will take place at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. The event will be invitation only but is open to the press.

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