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Springfield, IL. Juneteenth Celebration is a two day event held every 3rd Saturday and
Sunday of June. The celebration is held at Comer Cox Park. The times each day are 11:oo am
to 8:00 pm. Activities include the annual kick-off parade down M.L.King Drive. Activities
include the Marla Jean Hunter Memorial Basketball tournament,Double dutch contest and
tennis clinic. Stage events include live Gospel and R&B performances, as well as
praise dancers, Kareoke, and open stage. This year(2003) will be our 10th anniversary.
- Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 14, 2003, 1:00 pm to 4:00pm
Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halstead, Chicago, IL
Keynote speaker: Tony Burroughs "Out of the Mouths of Slaves"
Progran Highlights: Libation, spirituals, "The Story of Juneteenth",
Memorial Ceremony. Attire: Period costume (optional)
- 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration Presented by: Blacks in Unity
Friday, June 20, 2003, 7:00 pm to 9:30pm
Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome, Chicago, IL
(Near Ridge & Devon Avenue on Chicago's North Side.)
An evening of celebration featuring slave narratives, song, spoken word, food, and
vendors. This year, our event is being held in our beautiful gazebo garden under the
stars. Bring a picnic blanket to watch the performance and enjoy your meal. Meal is
included in ticket cost. (Please call if vegetarian meal required.) Suggested
Donation: $10. Tickets may be purchased at the church or at the gate on the date of
the celebration. For info & directions please call: 773-973-0007
- Chicago Children's Museum
700 E. Grand Avenue @ Navy Pier
JUNETEENTH: The Musical
June 18, 19 & 20 @ 10:30am
Children and adults alike will enjoy this interactive lesson about an important U.S.
history lesson -- join in a sing-a-long that celebrates a uniquely American holiday.
- The Coalition for Improved Education in South Shore (CIESS) presents its 8th Juneteenth
Celebration. The celebration begins with a parade that begins on 79th and Stoney
Island at 10:00 a.m. The parade ends at Rainbow Beach Park, where there are a host
of festivities. There are two concert stages with singers, poets, singers, bands,
and more. There are vendors who will give away free items and those that sell items.
At the end of the day, there will be a fireworks show. For more information call
- Old Town School of Folk Music presents
4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration featuring
Malachi Thompson's Africa Brass featuring Dee Alexander And Maggie Brown's LEGACY: Our
Wealth of Music, Saturday, June 21st at 7:00 p.m.
$20, $18 Old Town School Members, $16, Senior an Kids Show your ticket stub from this
evening's concert and get in for FREE for Sunday's Juneteenth Day of Family Events
JUNETEENTH - A DAY OF FAMILY EVENTS
Sunday, June 22nd at 5:00 p.m. -- 9:00 p.m., $10, $8 Old Town School Members, $5 ; Seniors
and Kids Show your ticket stub from Saturday's concert and get in for FREE for
today's Family Events
Music * Dance * Theater * Workshops * Food * African Marketplace
plus 5:00 p.m. Intergenerational African Dance Workshop by
Muntu Dance Theater
6:45 p.m.: Theatrical Production: "A Few Of My Sisters"
by The Chocolate Chips Theatre Company
7:30 p.m.:Caribbean Dance Performance by The West
Indian Folk Dance Company
8:15 p.m.: Blues Performance by Toronzo Cannon and
the Cannonball Express
- "Juneteenth" Saturday, June 21, 2003
"Trails to the Past" Celebrating the Accomplishments of the Youth, Elders and
the Ancesters. Swift's Underground Railroad builds on the historical events leading to the
freeing of the slaves and the 138 years to the present. The archival project takes
us through ages in African American history, the Agriculture, Industrial, and Information
Race To Knowledge, Inc conducts the core project with youth residing in the Bronzeville
Community located on the South side of Chicago. The budding youth scholars spearhead
historical research connecting curriculum ideas by creating artistic expressions.
Information gathered will then be used to create a virtual and interpretive tour
back to slavery, a span of over some 200 years housed at the "Swift Underground
Railroad Museum located in Bronzeville."
The culminating works makes available new and enhanced resources -- including
publications, archives, historical markers and public history programming through the
"Swift's Underground Railroad" Museum.
This year we honor the work of community residents who help save the Michigan Boulevard
Garden Apartments, which was built by Julius Rosenwald in 1929 at the request of Booker T.
Washington. So please come out and celebrate with us.
Saturday, June 21, 2003
12Noon - 6:00P.M.
Swift Mansion Ballroom
4500 South Michigan Avenue
Entertainment & Food will be served - Free Admission
For additional information call (773) 285-2852 or email email@example.com
JUNETEENTH CHICAGO, NFP
presents its First Annual Juneteenth Festival and Walk-a-Thon
June 19th - 22nd, 2003
in Garfield Park near Madison and Central Park
It's a Family Affair !!
Free admission to festival!!
Featuring music, live entertainment, food, vendors, carnival, family reunions, sports,
libation ceremonies and more. Also visit the Garfield Park Conservatory to see the
Chapunga: Custom and Legend, A Culture of Stone from Zimbabwe. The conservatory is
located at 300 N. Central Park. Admission is Free.
At 8:00am on Saturday, June 21st at Columbus Park (Jackson and Central Ave) and Douglas
Park (Sarcamento and Roosevelt), our 5K walk-a-thon will begin. Walkers from both
locations will meet simultaneously in Garfield Park.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 773-580-9384 OR 773-662-3715
Check out the Juneteenth Chicago, NFP website at:
Elegance a member of the National Association of Juneteenth Lineage will sponsor it's 2nd
Juneteenth Dinner Dance at six o'clock in the evening on Saturday, June 21, 2003, at the
Hyatt Hotel located in Lisle, IL. The Event will also consist of a Speaker and Live
Entertainment. African American entrepreneurs will have a chance to display and sell their
products to promote their business to other African American consumers. For more
information or updates, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
|East St. Louis
Juneteenth Festival to held June 21 at Frank Holten Park. a celebration of life,
freedom and unity. There will be food and merchandise vendors, music, bands, clowns,
contest,various informational organizations, activities from storytelling, to face
painting for the children.
annual Knox County Juneteenth Celebration will be held on June 14th. Opening ceremonies at
Burssie Williams Park, across from Carl Sandburg College. All other events at Carl
Sandburg College: Health & Information Fair, Juneteenth Marketplace, rib cook-off,
basketball classic, domino tournament, musical showcase, motivational speaker Duane West
from the Maury Show. All events are free except for the rib cook-off.
10 Years" Juneteenth Family Festival being held in Decatur Illinois at Fairview Park
on June 20, 2003 at 6:00 pm to 9:00pm and on June 21, 2003 starting at 11:00 with a parade
in downtown Decatur that will lead to Fairview Park with a program that starts at 12:00 pm
to 9:00pm. We will feature a Gospel Fest, Mime,African Dancers,Baseball Competition,Black
History Bingo,Poetry and much more!!! There also will be exhibits, food and non-food
vendors. Come and join us in this celebration. Booth spaces still available. For more
information, please call: (217) 429-7458 or email us at: email@example.com
13th 6:00 p.m. Celebration begins at Rock Hill Missionary Church (Corner of Marion
& Monroe) Walk to Woodlawn Cemetery-Laying of Wreaths on mass grave of slaves
and Civil War Soilder. Return to Rock Hill Church there will be Gospel groups.
Keynote Speaker Mel Reid, Washington, D.C. a member of the Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Company B-Alexandria, VA.
Saturday, June 14th 10:00 til 5:00 p.m. Attucks Park, Wall St. Carbondale, IL. The
celebration continues with activities in the park, including special entertainment
children's games, food, special exhibits and a fashion show!
Please come and enjoy the day as we promote & cultivate knowledge and appreciation of
African American History and Culture
Celebration will be held on Saturday, 14 Jun 03 from 12-8 p.m. at Hough Park located on
3rd & C streets in Belleville, IL 62220. It is open to all of the surrounding
communities at No Charge. We will have card tournaments, trivia contests, children
story teller, face painting, open-mic poetry, volleyball, horseshoes, and a variety of
vendors selling their novel merchandise. We will also announce our essay
winners on "Why Juneteenth?". Essays must be submitted NLT 11 June 2003.
Please call Knea Earland, Event Coordinator, at 618-514-0590 for more information.
||We will have a gathering at Logan
Recreational Center, 1414 Livington, Peoria, Illinois 61605, IT'S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION,
"jammin for health"
Th focus is providing education and prevention about the disease in the Black community
with the focus on HIV/AIDS.It is being sponsored by the Minority AIDS Awareness Council,
Peoria City/ County Health dept., Heart of Illinois HIV/AIDS Clinic, YWCA COMMUNITY
OUTREACH. This is our third year hosting this event, we will have several agencies present
to give out information and free give-a-ways. FREE FOOD FOR EVERYONE.Th event is from
11:00am. until 6:00pm.Last year we have over 800 people in attendance.
||The Coalition for African
American Equity (CAAE) is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration to be held on
Saturday, June 21st, 6:00-8:00 PM, at First Church of God Christian Life Center, 1524
Simpson Street, Evanston, Illinois.
The celebration features African drums, libation, poetry by M. Eliza Hamilton Abegunde, a
dramatic reading and dance interpretation performed by Sisters of Afro
Spirits Althea Frazier Teamer and Lucia Luckett-Kelly, musical performance by
Latrice Gibson and Matthew Hunter, and ETHS students reading from the Slave
Narratives. The keynote speaker will be Dr. William A. Sampson, Author and
Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at DePaul University in Chicago.
Complimenting our fabulous presenters is an African bazaar that will feature books,
African artifacts, jewelry, arts, clothing and batiks and an exhibit from Dino Robinson,
primary historian of the African-American community in Evanston and the North Shore. The
event is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served immediately following the program.