National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom


Arkansas recognizes Juneteenth as a State Holiday or State Holiday Observance through a Bill, House Resolution, Senate Resolution or Joint Resolution

State Senator Hank Wilkins, IV - (*contact Arkansas Juneteenth State Director,  Andre Good - 479-285-4932)(passed 2005)


Wilkins Huckabee
(left) Sen. Hank Wilkins, IV, sponsor of SB263 and
(right) former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

2005 Arkansas Juneteenth State Holiday Bill (SB263)

"The third Saturday in June shall be known as 'Juneteenth Independence Day' to
commemorate the end of over 200 years of slavery in the United States of America
and to demonstrate racial reconciliation and healing from the legacy of slavery."