JUNE 21-22, 2019
A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM
PLEASE RSVP NOW TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 8th 1:30PM-3PM
Friday, June 21st 6PM-10PM
Saturday, June 22nd 11AM-3PM
YORK COUNTY LIBRARY
138 E MAIN ST
ROCK HILL, SC 29730
300 MAIN ST
ROCK HILL, SC 29730
MT. PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH
339 W. BLACK ST
ROCK HILL, SC 29731
Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS /
2019 JUNETEENTH COLORING CONTEST
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: MAY 3RD
All completed pictures need to be returned:
@ Sylvia Berry, Rock Hill Schools/ P.O. Box 10072, Rock Hill, SC 29731
Click here to download your entry form for the 2019 Juneteenth Coloring Contest. Please read all of the rules and instructions before completing your entry. Don't forget to fill out your name, age, and other contact information on the entry form.
JUNETEENTH FAMILY STORYTELLING
SATURDAY, JUNE 08, 2019, 2:00pm
hosted by Storyteller & Author Carlo L. Dawson
@ YORK COUNTY LIBRARY
(138 E Main St.)
DARING DAVE! Who is Dave the Potter? Was he simply an enslaved artist and writer, or did his pottery and his poetry offer the world more? Come be creative and learn about this courageous South Carolinian!
During the storytelling event, participants will engage in poetry-writing in the style of Dave Drake the Potter; create a piece of pottery; and may purchase a "Why We Celebrate' book by Carlo L'Chelle Dawson, which features the history of African American artisans and writers.
JUNETEENTH FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY CONCERT KICKOFF EVENT
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019, 6pm-10pm
hosted by DJ K-Legend & Laresa Thompson
@ FOUNTAIN PARK
(300 E Main St)
Enjoy a FREE concert & Food Truck Friday in Fountain Park, with children's activities, food vendors, arts & crafts and more!
JUNETEENTH FREEDOMFEST &
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019 , 11am-3pm
hosted by Laresa Thompson
Featuring the sounds of DJ Nipsey
@ MT. PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH
(339 W Black St)
The FREE fun continues at Mt. Prospect Baptist Church, with a cookout, stage entertainment, vendors, children's activities and more!
Thank You 2019 Sponsors!
Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors
Tamika Poag/Board Member
Sylvia M. Berry/Board Member
Sandra Oborokumo/Board Member
Friends of Juneteenth
Mt. Hebron Baptist Church
Gold Hill Baptist Church
Hopewell United Methodist Church
Winthrop University Department of Mass Communication
Rock Hill NAACP
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc./Eta Alpha Omega Chapter
Susie B. Hinton
Carl and Louvetta Dicks
Nathaniel Frederick/Board Member
Seberina Myles/Board Member
Jeanette Gilliam/Board Member
ABOUT JUNETEENTH /
A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM
On June 19, 1865, the Union General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas to inform inhabitants of the Civil War's end two months earlier. Two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Granger's first order of business was to read to the people of Texas, General Order Number 3, which stated significantly, " The poeple of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer."
June 19th - which was quickly shortened to "Juneteenth" among celebrants - has become the African American addendum to our national Independence Day. The mission of Juneteenth is to promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of Black History and Culture.
The Juneteenth Rock Hill Dr. Ann Cain Scholarship was established in June 2016 in memory of Dr. Ann G. Cain. Dr. Ann Cain spent her life educating children, encouraging them to strive for excellence and passing on the love of learning. She was a staple in her community and beyond. In the legacy and life of Dr. Ann Cain, this one time scholarship will be rewarded to a deserving high school student.
Completed applications should be postmarked no later than February 15th, 2019 to be considered for the scholarship.
OUR BOARD OFFICERS /
Ms. Tamika Poag, President
Mrs. Carlo Dawson, Celebration Chair
Mrs. Dana Williams, Secretary
Dr. Nathaniel Frederick-Treasurer
Mrs. Sonja Burris
Dr. Sylvia M. Berry
Ms. Seberina Myles
Ms. Shemia Thompson
Mrs. Jeanette Gilliam
Councilwoman Sandra Oborokumo
Mr. Willie Ware
Dr. Love Mills-Byrd
Mrs. Cathy Murphy
Mr. Stephen Turner