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Juneteenth
Freedom Jubilee

Close-up of a pile of African drums for New Jersey African drumming event.

Saturday, June 22, 2024

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Price: Free

SCLSNJ's Warren Township
Library Branch

42 Mountain Boulevard
Warren, NJ 07059
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Organizer:
SCLSNJ's Warren Township
Library Branch

Event Description

Dive into the spirit of Juneteenth with a vibrant celebration through stories, songs, and music.

Step back to Galveston, Texas in 1865, reliving the exhilarating moment of liberation.

Enjoy compelling narratives by Shirley Johnson and Vicki Bryan, and feel the rhythm with percussionist Chris White in a program brought to life by Sankofa Stories.

This event promises to be a heartfelt tribute to freedom and endurance, capturing the essence of this historic day.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th each year to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is celebrated with various community events throughout New Jersey, including business expos festivities honoring African-American culture and history. NJ legislation declares the third Friday in June as a paid state holiday, while a federal proclamation deems June 19 as a federal holiday.

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