Wednesday, June 16, 2010

JUNETEENTH-June 19th- Celebrations


The celebration of the belated news of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865 has been transformed into celebrations throughout the United states and the world. It is now a state holiday in 36 states.

Celebrations in New Jersey

June 19, 2010 - Greater Woodbury Arts Council -
Wing Dickerson Park, Allens Lane and Carpenter Street,
from 11 am to 4 pm.
Activities will include Park Dedication, live music, food, vendors, children's activities and more.

June 19, 2010 - Juneteenth Planning Committee of Elizabeth, New Jersey - Mt. Teman AME Church160 Madison AvenueElizabeth, NJ
June 19, 2010 12 Noon - 4 P.M.
Program, Speakers, Storytelling, Black History Trivia,Praise Dancers, Games and More

Also on June 26, Games such as softball, kick ball, horseshoes, double dutch, basketball gameLocation:
Bayway Community Center, 513-515 Richmond Street, Elizabeth, NJ

June 26, 2010 - City of Elizabeth Juneteenth Committee -
Fred Erxleben Recreation Center 513-515 Richmond St. Elizabeth,
NJ Softball Tournament, Bingo, Checkers, Juneteenth All Stars Basketball Game, Free Food and MORE!

June 19, 2010 -
Silver Set with Rubies Chapter, Red Hat Society -
A Celebration of History through Music, Poetry and Prose.
June 19th from 12-4 PM.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,
158 Warren Street, Beverly, NJ.
Call 609-387-1259 for info about tickets.

Keynote address by Burlington County Historian, Joseph Laufer -
Burlington County: Cradle of Emancipation - The Vision, the Determination, the Legacy. Historical reenactment of Harriet Tubman by actress, writer, griot Alma Day.
Presentations of poetry, music and prose;
Black History photographic exhibit;
Riverfront Historical Society display.
Vendors, door prizes, soul food luncheon.
Presented by the Silver Set with Rubies Chapter,
Red Hat Society as a benefit for the Beverly Free Library.
To find events in other locations:
Curriculum and Lesson plans

Juneteenth Books
Branch, Muriel Miller.
Title: Juneteenth : freedom day
Juv. 394.263 .B816J

Jordan, Denise.
Title: Juneteenth
Juv.394.26 .J82j

Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.
Title: Juneteenth
Juv.394.26 .N424j

Weatherford, Carole Boston,
Title: Juneteenth jamboree

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