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JUNE 19, 2020

JUNETEENTH

ROCKHILL

A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM

PLEASE RSVP NOW TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION

WHEN /

Friday, June 19TH 7PM

WHERE /

Facebook & Instagram Live

@juneteenthrockhill

 

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 27th

Scan or take a picture of the completed coloring page with form and return to:

juneteenthrockhill@gmail.com
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 VIRTURAL

COMMEMORATION

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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2020, 7pm

FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM LIVE 

@JUNETEENTHROCKHILL
Enjoy local and regional artist, coloring contest winner announcement, scholarship recipient announcement & more!
 
 

SPONSORS /

Thank You 2020 Sponsors!

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Gold, Silver, and Bronze Sponsors

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Silver Sponsor

Sandra Oborokumo/Board Member

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Copper Sponsors

Tamika Poag/Board Member

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Friends of Juneteenth

Melvin Poole/PB Tax & Bookkeeping Service

2019 Sponsors

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! 

Due to Covid-19 there will be no vendors in 2020.

 
 
Sign up to be a performer at the 2020 festival.
Due to Covid-19 there will be a virtual presentation in 2020. 
All performers have been selected.  
 
 

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 people 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

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

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