Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated by many Black Americans commemorating the day the people of Texas were informed of the end of slavery in the United States, thereby freeing an estimated 250,000 enslaved people in the state. The Emancipation Proclamation became official on June 19, 1865, but, according to sources, the slow travel of news, the deliberate withholding of … [Read more...] about Juneteenth: A day of freedom
Saturday, June 15, 2013 Silver Springs Park SOUND PROVIDED BY NEW HOPE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES NOON WELCOME – SPRINGFIELD CITY MANAGER, NAACP AND MSU 12:10 THANK YOU TO SUPPORTERS 12:15 LIVE MUSIC WITH GREG BURRIS AND FRIENDS 12:45 POEM 12:50 SPRINGFIELD YOUTH COMMUNITY CHOIR 1:00 … [Read more...] about 2013 Springfield Juneteenth Celebration
May 6, 2013 Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The City of Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Missouri State University, Division for Diversity & Inclusion and the NAACP invite you to celebrate and share what freedom means to you! If you are interested in contributing via spoken word, singing, … [Read more...] about News Release: Juneteenth
Springfield Juneteenth Celebration Silver Springs Park, Springfield Missouri Program Schedule Saturday, June 16, 2012 NOON WELCOME 12:15 THANK YOU TO SUPPORTERS 12:20 PRAISE DANCE 12:45 POEM 12:55 ZUMBA DEMONSTRATION 1:30 SPOKEN … [Read more...] about Juneteenth Celebration this Saturday!