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When the Cavalry Came to Call

African-American woman writing in her journal at New Jersey writing workshop.

Monday, June 17, 2024

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Price: Free

Ocean County Library - Brick Branch

301 Chambers Bridge Rd
Brick, NJ 08723
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Ocean County Library

Event Description

Immerse yourself in the poignant narratives of African American Emancipation with storyteller Michelle Washington Wilson, as she presents stories and poems in honor of Juneteenth. 

Reflect on the sacrifices made by countless unnamed individuals whose legacy we continue to honor today. 

This event is an opportunity to delve deep into the history and celebrate the spirit of freedom, recommended for older teens and adults.

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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