We are an active body in our community that partners with Fort Smith Parks and Recreation as well as the Fort Smith School Board. Together, we will see Juneteenth, “America’s 2nd Independence Day” become a National Holiday and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park revitalized!
The JPCI works to support, encourage, and perpetuate cultural awareness of our ancestors, community revitalization, health and educational issues, leadership and economic development by means of educational seminars, workshops, school presentations, festivals, cultural events, theatrical performances and community meetings.
We have an Advisory Board, Charter Members, and sub committees, as well as volunteer groups that will allow everyone to an opportunity to work where you feel most useful or needed. Commitment to lead by example is a powerful thing.
Promote the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign by becoming a support member of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF). Together, we will see Juneteenth become a National Holiday in America!