Creator

Date Original

2018

Description

This collection contains two copies of the Curtis H. Sykes grant report (interim and final), photographs of Africa Day Fest, two DVDs of the videos taken at Africa Day Fest, two CD-ROMs with photographs, and three newspaper clippings from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

Biographical/Historical Note

Africa Day Fest is a free street festival that celebrates African arts and cultures. Africa Day Fest gives Arkansans a chance to experience African cultures through food, music, dance, art, and fashion. The inaugural Africa Day Fest was held on May 27th, 2017. Partners in the festival included Little Rock’s Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission and the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center. One of the goals of Africa Day Fest is to highlight the strong connections between the United States and African countries. By increasing awareness of the diversity of African cultures, the event hopes to motivate Arkansans to further explore the African heritage shared by many of the state’s inhabitants. Africa Day Fest is currently the only festival in Arkansas that is dedicated to African cultures.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

BHC.005.004

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Africa Day Fest final grant report, BHC.005.004

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Africa Day Fest final grant report, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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