Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 23 ~ 11 am - 3 pm
East End Community

The Northeast Community Coalition will host a Juneteenth Celebration in the East End Community on Saturday, June 23, from 11 am-3 pm. 

What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The occasion celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

2018 Juneteenth Celebration
The June 23 event will begin at 11 a.m. with a Freedom March that begins and ends at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.

The day's activities will highlight the freeing of the slaves in Texas two years after the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Immediately following the Freedom Walk there will be food, activities, music, and water sprayer fun for the children. Sixteen vendors will be on site offering African clothing, jewelry, beauty products, voter registration, HIV/AIDS education and testing, bullying awareness and education and much more.

Mayor Vivian Jones will welcome everyone and Town Commissioners Liz Simpers and Bridget Wall-Lennon will also speak about the history of Juneteenth in its relation to Wake Forest and moving forward in the future.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

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