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Juneteenth Celebration - 2005

African Americans around the country celebrate Juneteenth Day.  On June 19, 1865, two months after the surrender of General Lee and more than two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, General Granger of the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3 . . . all slaves are free . . .


Juneteenth
African American
Heritage Celebration

FREE ADMISSION
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2005
11 AM TO 5 PM

Located at the corner of Tulagi Place and Rte. 235
in downtown Lexington Park, Maryland

Featuring:
 
Games, Rides, and more
  Face Painting and Balloon Art
  African American Monument (in Freedom Park)
  Community Service Organizations information booths
  Voter Registration by the local NAACP
  Vendors with food, drinks, and items for sale

      

JUNETEENTH 2005 PROGRAM

  • 11:00          Welcome and posting of the colors (Knights of Columbus)

  • 11:15          St. Peter Claver Choir

  • 11:35          First Missionary Baptist Church Men's Choir

  • 12:00          St. Peter's Children's Juneteenth Reenactment Play 
                      (General Granger played by Merl Evans)

  •  1:00          Recognition and signing of the UCAC and SMC Historical Society Partnership

  •  1:30          Flaming Knights Parade (motorcycles)

  •  1:40          Acknowledgements of VIPs and public officials

  •  2:00          Honorable Lucille Clifton, featured speaker former Poet Laureate of Maryland and
                     National Book Award winner

  •  3:00          New Life Outreach Ministry Dance Troupe

  •  3:30          Park Hall Spirit of Youth

  •  3:45          Sign language group

  •  4:00          Baltimore Chapter 9th and 10th Cavalry (Buffalo Soldiers)

  •  4:00          Closing comments

Mary Somerville - Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions  

Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions PO Box 1457 Lexington Park, MD 20653 info@AfricanAmericanContributions.com

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