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JUNE 19-20, 2020

JUNETEENTH

ROCKHILL

A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM

PLEASE RSVP NOW TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION

WHEN /

Friday, June 19TH 6PM-10PM

Saturday, June 20TH 11AM-3PM

WHERE /

FOUNTAIN PARK

300 MAIN ST

ROCK HILL, SC 29730

MT. PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH

339 W. BLACK ST

ROCK HILL, SC 29731

WHAT /

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 /

2020 JUNETEENTH COLORING CONTEST

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DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: MAY 15th

All completed pictures need to be returned:

@ Juneteenth Rock Hill, Inc. / P.O. Box 11392, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Click here to download your entry form for the 2020 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 FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY CONCERT KICKOFF EVENT

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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2020, 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 &

TALENT SHOWCASE

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SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2020 , 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!
 
 
 

SPONSORS /

Thank You 2019 Sponsors!

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Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors

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Copper Sponsors

Tamika Poag/Board Member

Sylvia M. Berry/Board Member

Sandra Oborokumo/Board Member

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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

 

VENDORS

We thank our vendors for providing local, high-end, custom arts & crafts, products, and services! We are now accepting vendor applications for the 2020 Juneteenth Rock Hill Celebration! 

 
 
Sign up to be a performer at the 2020 festival.
 

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.

ABOUT

DR. ANN G. CAIN

SCHOLARSHIP

 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 14th, 2020 to be considered for the scholarship.  

 
 
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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

JUNETEENTH ROCK HILL RELIES ON THE POWER OF ITS VOLUNTEERS. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SERVICE.

 

OUR BOARD OFFICERS /

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Tamika Poag, President

Sonja Burris, Celebration Chair

Seberina Myles, Secretary

Dr. Nathaniel Frederick, Treasurer

 Shemia Thompson

Jeanette Gilliam

Sandra Oborokumo

Dana Williams

Marie Cheek

Willie Ware

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Advisory Members

Mrs. Cathy Murphy

Mr. Stephen Turner