Saturday, June 5, 2010

FREE Juneteenth Celebration at the Charles Wright Museum 6/19 10am-5pm

(From the Charles Wright Museum Website)

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of slavery’s end in the United States. The national observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day began in Galveston, Texas in 1865. Today, Juneteenth symbolizes overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles, the pursuit of knowledge and the determination to achieve greatness. It is also a time to celebrate our histories, assess and improve ourselves and plan our futures.

Having evolved into a cross-cultural celebration, Juneteenth challenges each of us to Celebrate Freedom, Celebrate Life

Date and Time: Saturday, June 19, 2010; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Charles H Wright Museum of African American History
315 E Warren, Detroit, Michigan
Cost: Free to the public; inexpensive vendor opportunities available

JUNETEENTH BLOCK PARTY!!!: This years Juneteenth Celebration will be a block party for the entire family to enjoy. Children of all ages will be able to enjoy the festivities in a family friendly atmosphere complete with good food, entertainment, vendors, games, and arts and crafts.

Educational Enrichment: Juneteenth always focused on education and self improvement; therefore we will partner with our cultural center and other business organizations to host informational sessions affecting our African American families. The American Red Cross will be conducting a blood drive along with “Be the Match” bone marrow donations. Dr. Ruth Stephens of Nutritionally Yours will be on site to discuss healthy eating habits. Bring out the kids because the Detroit Police Department will distribute bicycle helmets and educate children on summer safety tips.

Live Entertainment: Tagged as the “Freedom to Express Yourself” Stage it will be available for local artists to showcase their talents. We will feature entertainment of all backgrounds and genres such as theatrical, gospel, and dance troupes. Vendors: Juneteenth provides an incredibly valuable opportunity for entrepreneurs to sell, advertise and showcase their products and services. We are excited to have two award winning journalist and authors, Dr Roberta Wright and Ida Bryd-Hill available for book signings among a host of other local businesses.

Join the Charles H Wright Museum’s Women’s Committee and a host of other local businesses this June 19th to Celebrate Freedom and Celebrate Life!! For questions or vendor opportunities, please contact Lisa Calvin at 313-208-2243.

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