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Juneteenth Celebration

 

The observance of Juneteenth is about the journey and achievement of African Americans. June 19th 1865, was the day word reached the enslaved in Galveston, Texas of their emancipation, though it had been so since January, 1, 1863. It is a story of pride, resilience and determination that will always be of historical and spiritual importance. It serves us well to understand that together, we can overcome all obstacles in our path.


Juneteenth Celebration Schedule

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Program by the Tuesday Morning Group (TMG)

THE CELEBRATION OF JUNETEENTH FEATURING “THE BLACK PRESENCE IN WEST VIRGINIA”
June 16-19, 2013

Prelude to 150TH BIRTHDAY OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
JUNE 20-23, 2013

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PURPOSE:
To focus attention on the impact of Black West Virginians on the political educational and cultural narrative of the state on
order to lift to veil of marginal visibility of Blacks in the Mountain Sate particularly in conjunction with the 150th Birthday of the State. 

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            Sunday, June 16 – Opening Program- WV Cultural Center: A Community Forum & Celebration
4:00pm - 6:00pm

A Community Forum & Celebration
Keynote Speaker, David M. Fryson, Esq.
Chief Diversity Officer, West Virginia University
Theme: The Black Presence on the Dark Side of the State’s Development

“The Dark Side of the State’s Industrial Development”

Hawk’s Nest Tragedy
The Plight of Black in the Labor Movement
John Henry Folk Legend- the first “Crossover Hero”

Program to also feature music from instrumental and/or choral groups

Location: West Virginia Cultural Center

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Monday, June 17: The Black Presence in Politics for Social Change
6:00pm

Harper’s Ferry: John Brown, the Niagara Movement, Storer College
J. R Clifford and other fighters for equality and social justice
The Gospel of “Self Help” :Booker T. Washington to Leon Sullivan
Video Clip from “The Teacher” Documentary on Mary C. Snow

Location: MARY C. SNOW WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY

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Tuesday, June 18: THE BLACK PRESENCE IN EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
7:00pm

Dr. Ancella Bickley:
Professor emeritus of English, former Vice President of Academic Affairs at West Virginia State University, “African American History of West Virginia.”
Dr. Charles Ledbetter:
Professor Emeritus in Education, currently vice chair of the Archives and History Commission for the State of West Virginia: “Story behind the Tuskegee Airmen at State College”
Dr. Joe William Trotter Jr.:
Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice, Carnegie Mellon University

Location: Davis Hall, West Virginia State University

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Wednesday, June 19: A Juneteenth Revival Celebration
7:00pm

Rev. Paul A. Dunn, Pastor
Speaker: Arley Ray Johnson

Sponsored in cooperation with the Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance

Location: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CHARLESTON

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