Juneteenth Celebration 2019

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The Juneteenth Celebration will take place June 14th, at The Eddie Mae Herron Center,
1708 Archer Street, Pocahontas.

Schedule of Events

10:00 am – Games & Museum Tours

11:00 am – Story Time for Children

12:00 pm – Refreshments

Games & Tours will continue throughout the afternoon

4:00 pm – Music by Jessie and The James Gant

5:00 pm – Evening Program Begins

  • Pledge of Allegiance – Lead by Scouts
  • National Anthem – Sang by Ashton Bradley
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks by Dr. Martin Eggensperger, BRTC President
  • “Why We Celebrate Juneteenth” by Carla Coleman, Arkansas Black History Commission
  • Marshallese Praise Dance Performance
  • “Slavery in Randolph County” by Cindy Robinette, BRTC Adult Education Instructor
  • St. Louis Metro Singers Performance

6:30 pm – BBQ Dinner

Co-sponsored by: BRTC Corporate & Community Education Department and SEAS Foundation Grant 

What is Juneteenth?

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday in the United States honoring African American heritage by commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth.

You can read more about the Juneteenth celebration here.

Past Juneteenth Photos

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Thank you to everyone who contributed photos.