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Juneteenth Celebration - 2006

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 17, 2006
NOON TO 8 PM

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

Featuring:
 
Smooth Jazz by Marcus Johnson
  Juneteenth Essay Contest
  Gospel Singing
  African Dance and Drumming
  Exhibits
  Poetry Slam
  Food & Vendors
  Children's Games and Activities
  Minority Outreach Coalition Mini-Health Fair

      

JUNETEENTH 2006 PROGRAM

  • 12:00 - 1:00 -- Mistress of ceremonies: Elfreda Mathis
    Grand Opening of Juneteenth Celebration
    Music Provided by Clifton Bullock, Saxophonist
    Invocation
    Posting of Colors
    Welcome
    Proclamation, Recognitions, and UCAC Acknowledgements
        Essay Contest Winners
        Human Relations Award Recipients
        History Makers - honoring Joan Groves Briscoe
                and Joseph Lee Somerville
     
  • 1:00 - 2:00 -- Gospel Hour
    First Missionary Baptist Church Choirs
    St. Peter Claver Gospel Choir
    Shiloh United Methodist Church (Indian Head, MD)
    Oasis of Victory Christian Church International
    Spiritual Dancers ( L.J. & Jacob Taylor)
     
  • 2:30 -   4:00 -- Mistress of Ceremonies: Kim Cullins
    Poetry Slam
    Local Poets and Authors
    Clifton Bullock, Garret James, Rasheeda Brown
    MADJazz Poetry
     
  • 4:00 - 5:00 --   African Dance & Drumming
    African Dance - Imani African Dance Troupe
    African Drumming - Jumbe
    Youth entertainers
         Global Village African Dance and Drumming Troupe
         Lexington Park Elementary School African Cultural Enrichment Club
         Lexington Park Boys and Girls Club of America
     
  • 6:00 - 8:00 --   Mistress of Ceremonies: Robin Burt
    Mike Wireman
    Marcus Johnson, nationally renowned jazz musician
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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