Monday, June 13, 2016

Juneteenth Celebration Program Sunday, June 19th @ St. John A.M.E Zion Church 3:30pm

What is Juneteenth and why do we celebrate it?

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating
the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to
1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by
Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas
with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved
were now free. Source:

~ Program begins at 3:30 pm - Guest Speakers will be:
Reverend Melvin Thomas of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church
Minister Jamie Eggleston of St. Paul Baptist Church
Elder Alisha Tatem of Grace Deliverance Baptist Church

~ Music, Dance, and Spoken Expressions:
Local Churches Mass Choir, Adult & Youth Performances

~ A traditional dinner will be provided prior to the program at 2:00 pm

~ Proceeds from freewill offering will go toward our Building Fund

Co-Chairpersons: Sister Lori Carter and Sister Robin Alozie
The Reverend Gracher L. Selby, Pastor

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