Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day, a day long celebrated as Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, Liberation Day, Jubilee Day. This day, now a national holiday, honors the end of slavery in the United States.
Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth in Roxbury. All are welcome to this free event on Saturday, June 18th as the Roxbury Library hosts its first Juneteenth Celebration!
- Drum Call, Blessing and Libation
- History and Flag recognition
- African drumming with Kofi Donkor
- Spoken Word [Poetry]
- Song [Lift Every Voice and Sing]
- Crafts * Refreshments * Family Fun
Learn more about Kofi Donkor: https://everhart-museum.org/artwork/maxwell-kofi-donkor/
Learn more about our history presenter, Reverend Dr. Forrest M. Pritchett: https://www.shu.edu/alumni/rev-dr-forrest-m-pritchett.cfm
Park in the Franklin or Lincoln Roosevelt School lots or park in the Roxbury Library back lot and walk through the cemetery to the Outdoor Pavilion (a/k/a Meeker Street Pavilion). Event is rain or shine.
Sponsored by Roxbury Public Library, Common Grounds programming and in partnership with the Roxbury School District’s Inclusivity Committee.
Register online or by calling the Library at (973) 584-2400.