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Juneteenth

The Emancipation Proclamation

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WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) is a holiday commemorating this day, which marked the effective end of slavery in the United States.

The National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA) at Palm Beach State College is hosting a week of celebration.


 

 

Monday, June 15: Juneteenth Presentation from Leonard Bruton

 

 

Tuesday, June 16: Juneteenth Presentation from Ralph Harris

 

 

Wednesday, June 17:  Preparing for the Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration: Foods | Drinks | Clothes | Desserts

BBQ meats, Sweet potatoes, Collard greens, Corn bread, Watermelon

 

Red Velvet Cake

Tea cakes

Traditions include:

  • Public readings of the Emancipation Proclamation,
  • Singing traditional songs such as
    • "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
    • "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
  • Reading of works by noted African-American writers such as
    • Ralph Ellison 
    • Maya Angelou

Celebrations include:

  • rodeos
  • street fairs
  • cookouts
  • family reunions
  • park parties
  • historical reenactments
  • Miss Juneteenth contests.

 

 

 

Thursday, June 18: Lunch & Celebrate by Zoom

Thursday's Virtual Lunch Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Lift Every Voice and Sing,
  3. Moment of Silence George Floyd and People affected and died by COVID19
  4. Libations
  5. Juneteenth Quiz
  6. Juneteenth Activities
    1. Celebratory Foods (Friday June 19th)
    2. Dress Up  (Your African Attire Pre-Select NCBAA Members)

 

 

 

 

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