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THE WORLD CELEBRATES FREEDOM

We receive e-mail from Juneteenth celebrants all around the world!  That's right! The spirit of JUNETEENTH extends beyond American borders.

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  • JUNE 18, 2011 - SOUTH KOREA

USAG-Daegu/DFMWR/BOD/Hideaway Club - At the HIDEAWAY COMMUNITY CLUB on Camp Carroll, South Korea on Sat, 18 Jun starting at 1900.

 - PICNIC FOR JUNETEENTH FEATURING A DOWN HOME INDOOR PICNIC!  Meal to be $5 per plate to include:  Ribs - Baked Beans - Fried Chicken - Corn on the Cob - Potato Salad - rolls & butter - Peach Cobbler for dessert.  Individuals pay their $5.00 at the snack bar window to receive two plates, 1 large and 1 small.  That's their plate for once thru the line to include the dessert! 
 - R&B Music is the venue for the evening
 - SUMMER SLAM BEST DRESSED CONTEST with $100 for BEST COUPLE; $50 for Best Male and $50 for Best Female.


 

  • JUNE 19, 2010 - NIGERIA

    Our Community is Essence International School, Kaduna, Nigeria. We will celebrate Juneteenth with Afro-American jazz music, popular music, and African drumming. The entertainment will include a mock wedding- jumping over the broomstick as in the olden days, poetry recitations and singing.
    There will be a dinner in the secondary school Hall.


  • JUNE 19, 2010 - AFGHANISTAN
    I will celebrate in Afghanistan with my Frat Brothers
    

 
  • JUNE 20-21, 2009 - Yongsan Seoul South Korea
    Alpha Omega Sigma Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Pi Eta Zeta Chapter - We host a Bowling Tournament; all proceeds go to America Cancer research.  That night there is a Dance raising money to support our yearly scholarships.  Then on Sunday we host a Greek cookout in the park.  Free to the community.


      

  • JUNE 21, 20008 - TOKYO, JAPAN - Japan African American Friendship Association (JAFA)

TOKYO JAPAN - June 21, 2008 - Japan African American Friendship Association (JAFA)  On Saturday June 21st, 2008 JAFA presents Juneteenth/Black Music Celebratioon at the Pink Cow in Shibuya. Doors open at 7:00pm. Come and enjoy live music, deejay and a 15-course soul food
buffet dinner until 10:00pm.

 

  • JUNE 19, 20008 - BRANDON, MANITOBA CANADA

Brandon WWSCSHeld at a local home, the event will be a serious look at the conditions suffered by slaves before the  law was passed to ban slavery in the US.  It will conclude with a candlelight vigil.

  • JUNE 14, 20008 - COMAYAQUA - HONDURAS
    CENTRAL AMERICA
    Location is Central American 5 (CA5) the main highway through Honduras, Barrio Central, June 14,2008. Speakers; Pastor Eddie Adair of California, Games/contest for the children,Peoms and readings by various people.
  • TOKYO JAPAN - June 16, 20007 - Japan African American Friendship Association (JAFA)  On Saturday June 16th, 2007 JAFA and Temple University, Japan
    Campus present Juneteenth/Black Music Celebratioon at the Pink
    Cow in Shibuya. Doors open at 5:30pm. Come and enjoy
    presentations, photo exhibit, live music, deejay and a 15-course
    buffet dinner until 10:00pm.

  • ACCRA, GHANA
    W. E. B. Du Bois Center for Pan-African Culture

    "Juneteenth:  Freedom Has Many Names"
    Sunday 19 June 2005
    3:00 - 4:30 p.m.


    Program Highlights:

    1.  The Story of Juneteenth and Other African American Celebrations (by a member of AAAG)
    2.  Music Performance by Hewale Sounds
    3.  Guest lecture by Dr. Vivian Windley, retired professor from City College of New York
    4.  Short film from the archives of the DuBois Centre

    The first item on the program is intended to provide an explanation of the contemporary celebration of Juneteenth within the context of other celebrations such as Kwanzaa.  Martin Luther King Day, though a federal holiday, will also be contextualized as an African-American initiated celebration, which inscribes African-American history on the national landscape.
     
    Anne V. Adams, Ph.D.
    Programme & Development Executive
    W.E.B. DuBois Ctr for Pan-African Culture
    P.O. Box CT 975 Cantonments
    Accra, GHANA
    tel. 233 21 776502; cell 233 24 4707772
     
  • LOD, ISRAEL - GOD BLESS THE CHILD CONCERT - The International Artists Conclave - June 11, 2005 - Shalom Park Central Bandstand - Artist-in-Residence in Shelbyville, Kentucky,  Newark, New Jersey, Kansas & more in the early '70's & Creator of The New School of Social Research's Jazz & Contemporary Music Program a decade later, employing many great Jazz musicians & providing scholarships for so many deserving talented young people - and counting among the great moments of his life his playing on The Tonight Show ( Johnny Carson ) in the presence of Dr Martin Luther King - Arnie Lawrence devoted so much of his life to the erasing of barriers and development of harmony among people through America's National Treasure, Jazz, with gratitude to and respect for its roots in the great African American Culture.
  • YOKOTA AB, JAPAN, APO - June 18, 2005  Juneteenth 18th 2005, 7:30pm @ Yokota Enlisted Club. There will be food, guest speakers, dancers, Greek step show (Kappas, Deltas, Qs) spoken work poetry, African American history skits. Sponsored by 6 Figure$ and the Yokota Enlisted Club
     
  • TRINIDAD - DINSLEY, TACARIGUA -July 29 - Aug 1, 2005  DCRA would be hosting Emancipation Village 2005 at the Dinsley Park, Trinidad. Events such as Street Parade, Emancipation Queen, Lecture Series, Display Booths, Drumology, and a host of entertainment.
  • YIGO, GUAM (Anderson AFB)  June 18, 2005 - This is an annual event that is funded by the non-profit organizations on the island of Guam to include military organizations (NAVY/AIR FORCE). These events provide free food and youth activites that are supervised by adult volunteers. Recent events have been held on Andersen Air Force Base Guam Arch Light Memeorial Park and Naval Activites (Big Navy) Guam. Types of events: Jumping jupitors, Bobbibg for Apples, Soft Ball tourney, golfing events and swimming events/ Horse Shoes etc....Please check back at Http://www.MTL49.com for details as June approaches. If you would like to to assist with this wonderful event please contact us at http://mtl49.com/wst_page3.html
    MWPHGL of Washington State Jurisdiction
  • TAIPEI CITY - TAIWAN, JUNE 19, 2004
     
    DAP-TW (Descendants of African People
    - Taiwan)
    What:  A Juneteenth Celebration
    When:  Saturday, June 19th. Time: 8:30-11pm
    Where: The Livingroom (Nanjing E. Rd, Sec. 5, #8 3F  corner of Nanjing E. and Kwangfu N. Rd)
    RESERVATIONS: e-mail events@livingroomtaipei.com or call 02 2767 9945
    Why:Juneteenth celebrates the day that the last slaves were notified of their freedom. The holiday serves to celebrate that glorious day  and emphasize growth, education and achievement amongst African Americans.
    Cost:  450NT (Taiwan Dollars) includes a drink
    Attire:  Dress for you. This is a lounge and you can party after the program
    JOIN US: The program is inclusive of speeches,
     poetry, skits, dialogue, and singing. If have questions, contact jaleea1@mac.com or russellelissa@hotmail.com. We welcome one and all.
  • JAPAN -  OKINAWA  JUNE 19, 2004 - KADENA AIR BASE
    This is our Fifth Annual Juneteenth Celebration located here on the Island of Okinawa, Japan. This year promises to be a celebration we won't soon forget. AACA takes pride in educating the local community about our American history. This year's celebration will take place on Kadena Air Base at Kenney Park. There will be a host of activities for everyone to enjoy. Poetry reading ,Greek Step show, choirs, and a speaker are just a few things that you can expect to see and hear.
  • GUAM - JUNE, 2004 - ANDERSON AIR FORCE BASE -  The Black Heritage Council will host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration this year at the Arc Light Park on Andersen Air Force Base. This event will be held from 12noon-5pm. We have a host of events to include spades/domino tournaments, Trivia Bowl, Coloring Contest, Bounce Castles, Live radio and television broadcasting, Art displays, Poetry reading from the well-known poet Rickey Charles, Praise Dance Team and Gospel Choir. Food, Folks and Fun. For more information Contact: Adrianne Baylor President(BHC)671-653-0980 or Ryane Smith Chairperson 671-366-1454
  • Paris France
    Here in Paris, lives an African-American community. My organization is called the Sisters. We have a Juneteenth celebration annually in a Paris garden. We hope to provide healing to all involved.
  • JERUSALEM
    We're having a party here in Jerusalem, in Abu Tor, which is the only mixed Jewish-Arab neigborhood in the city, celebrating the concept of freedom and what it means to us all.
  • ENGLAND
    Croydon Unison Black Members Group will be hosting an event to mark emacipation day on 23ed August 2002. The event wiil be an evening of talks, art exhibition, and celebrate with a barbecue and music.Donations will be collected for the local sickle cell centre in Croydon.
  • BARBADOS
    "We will celebrate with an exhibition of the horrows of slavery as well as a book fair. We are in the Caribbean. Barbados to be exact...."
  • CHINA
    "A teacher in china sends you greetings at this most wonderful celebration. This week I am teaching my students about Slavery and This celebration."
  • GERMANY
    "Well done. I'm living in Germany at the moment."

  • JAPAN
    "The African American Culture Association is sponsoring this year's Juneteenth Celebration to be held on Kadena Air Base at Marek Park from 1200-1800 on 17 June 2001. This celebration will include a Fabulous Free Soul Food Tasting, a grand variety of entertainment, music, a Greek StepShow, and lots of fun and games for children. Various organizations will have display tables set up to educate the community on the history and cultural traditions of their respective fraternity, sorority, lodge, chapter, or cultural organization. Contributing organizations include, Okinawa Pan Hellenic (Greek) Committee, Prince Hall Masons, AIM Productions, Mahogany Art Gallery, Kadena Chiefs Group, First Sergeants Association, and Top Three. This event promises to be a day filled with fun for the whole family, everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Lemuel Howard at 633-5296."
  • TOKYO - "Saturday, June 16, 2001 members of the Yokota Air Base community are invited to come out and join in the celebration of the First Yokota Air Base Juneteenth celebration. There will be an open mic for poetry, rhyming and any other methods in which one wishes to share lessons in African- American culture. There will be music and fun for everyone. *The Junteenth Celebration is private function and is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with the United States Air Force or the Federal Government."

ITALY:
"NSA La Maddalena
will be holding their 1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration, 17 June 2000, at the Paradiso Club, Pool and Patio. Activities includes: Spades/Domino Tournament, Singles/Doubles Tennis Tournament, Children activities, Reading of Slavery Prayer by Alma Green and Music by "Downtown" Ambrose Brown. And of course the traditional BBQ, Southern Food and Fun."

ENGLAND
"Embarking on our first Juneteenth Celebration at Menwith Hill, Harrogate, England we plan to begin with a church service followed by a bar-b-q, family games, softball game and other outside activities."

GUAM
"A group of local friends of different ethnicities will be having its first celebration June 16th at Terrage Beach located at Andersen AFB. Guam USA.  Barbeque, beach activities etc. are planned."

HONDURAS
"This is the First Annual Juneteenth Celebration held at Soto Cano AB, Honduras. It was held on June 16, 2001 at the Oasis Club. The theme for this year's celebration is Heritage and Horizons: The African American Legacy and the Challenges of the 21st Century. Planned activities included the movie Amistad, speeches, Spades and Dominoes tournament, music, door prizes and food. I would like to send some pictures and the program as soon as you reply to this message."

ITALY:
"Aviano Air Base
- African American Heritage Organization; Aviano Air Base, Italy 17-19 June 00, 4th Annual Juneteenth Festival Softball Tournament, Childrens' Activities, Live entertainment(4 Bands), Community Sponsorship"

PUERTO RICO
"San Juan (Fort Buchanan)  The Fort Buchanan Black History Committee is sponsoring two events: 1.) A "Juneteenth" Celebration Luncheon, which will include a soul food buffet, guest speaker, gospel music, poems and much, much more. This will take place on 19 June at the Fort Buchanan Community Club (1130-1300hrs). 2.) We will also have a "Juneteenth" Cookout at the San Juan Peach. Events will include sporting events, food, music, and lots of fun. Date for this event is 17 June (1100-1800hrs). POCs for these events are CPT Leroy Sharpe (DSN 740-2123) or MSG Carolyn Barnes (DSN 740-5549)."

GERMANY
"Spangdahlem/Bitburg:  24 Jun 2000, Bitburg Middle School Courtyard. Let's have an "Old Fashion Family Reunion" for the Juneteenth Celebration. Complete with BONES, cards, basketball, and education about Juneteenth. And what would a Reunuion be without the grub.... Watch out there now, your crazy Uncle will be on the grill!!!!"

JAPAN
"The African American Culture Association is sponsoring this year's Juneteenth Celebration to be held on Kadena Air Base at Kinney Park from 1200-1800 on 17 June 2000. This celebration will include a Fabulous Free Soul Food Tasting, a grand variety of entertainment, music by DJ HardPress, a Greek StepShow, and lots of fun and games for children. Various organizations will have display tables set up to educate the community on the history and cultural traditions of their respective fraternity, sorority, lodge, chapter, or cultural organization. Contributing organizations include, Okinawa Pan Hellenic (Greek) Committee, Prince Hall Masons, AIM Productions, Mahogany Art Gallery, Kadena Chiefs Group, First Sergeants Association, and Top Three. This event promises to be a day filled with fun for the whole family, everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Kaleth Wright at 633-0539."

GUAM
"PRINCE HALL FAMILY JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2000
1. FAMILY FUN DAY AND BLOCK PARTY JUNE 17th
2. SEMI-FORMAL DINNER AND PRESENTATION JUNE 23rd
ALL ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY MARIANAS TRVEL LODGE #49 WASHINGTON AND ITS JURISDICTION AND ANDERSEN AFB BLACK HERITAGE COUNCIL EXPECTED NO. OF ATTENDEES IS 500 - 750 PEOPLE FOR THE BLOCK PARTY. AND 150 PEOPLE FOR THE SEMI-FORMAL DINNER; GUEST SPEAKER FOR THE DINNER WILL BE RITE WORSHIPFUL DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER BILLY HALL THERE WILL BE LOTS OF FOOD AND PRIZES GIVEN AWAY AT THE BLOCK PARTY AND NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT WORSHIPFUL MASTER CHARLES PETTY MTL #49 (671) 734-1277, (671) 482-5176 or swdemarco32@netpci.com"

CZECH REPUBLIC
"Great web page! I am a Louisiana native who lived many years as an adult in Texas (Galveston, Houston and Dallas). Now I live in Parague, the Czech Republic, where I teach English as a foreign langauge. I am using your web site to teach some of my more advanced students about Juneteenth, African American culture and American history. Thanks for a great site!"


KUWAIT
"Greetings, I would like to announce that the men and women of Ahmed Al Jaber, Air Base, Kuwait will be holding a Juneteenth celebration on June 19th. As members serving in the US Air Force in the Middle East we will bring our heritage to the desert. Our point of contact for this event is Michael A. Breedlove, micheal_breedlov@hotmail.com. Pray that this event is a success and the spreading of the true history of the Black race is passed on. Michael A. Breedlove, Event Coordinator "


ITALY
"We are having a Juneteenth Celebration at Aviano Air Base in Italy. Please come out and join us. We will have gospel choirs, dj music, bands, games for adults (dominoes, cards)and children (jumping castle, jump rope, beanie baby bingo), poetry reading and a host of other activities. The festivities begin at 10:00 am and is continuous until 10:00PM. There will be food booths, vendors and art displays. Please contact me, Linda Kegler, at 001-39-0434-668406 or email me at lkegler @yahoo.com. Everyone is invited to come out and celebrate the day with us."


JAPAN
"Juneteenth Celebration" (Misawa AB, Japan)
Daytime Activities: I. Opening Ceremonies a. Prayer b. Song--"Lift every voice and Sing" c. Reading of Winning Essay; (What is Juneteenth and Why do we celebrate it/) Note: This is a local contest among elementary, junior high, and high school students. (Awards for first prize in each category is a savings bond.) d. Develop a skit depicting events leading to the first "Juneteenth" celebration. II. Open all activities to the general public. (Food, arts & crafts, music and games). III.Closing Ceremonies Nightime Activities: IV. "Showtime at the Apollo" V. Food, Music & Dance at the TOHOKU Enlisted Club (Old School Entertainment along with D.J.Tony and D.J. Trey). This is our first time trying to put together an event such as this. Any suggestions as to our schedule of events would be highly appreciated. My e-mail adress is John_Thomas@gw5.misawa.af.mil or utori62@msa.attmil.ne.jp Thanks for a wonderful webpage. John


SOUTH KOREA
"FROM: THE OSAN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSORICATION OSAN AIR BASE SOUTH KOREA WE ARE HAVING THE FOLLOWING TWO EVENTS: JUNETEENTH FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA & DANCE 13 JUN, OSAN OFFICER'S CLUB, 8P.M. COST: $8.00 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION OSAN AIR BASE PAVILLION, 20 JUN, 12-6 P.M. OUTDOOR EVENT, FILLED WITH SPEAKERS ON JUNETEENTH, FOOD, MUSIC, POETRY, MOMENTS IN BLK HISTORY GOSPEL CHOIR, JAZZ AND GAMES.

PURPOSE: TO EDUCATE ALL PEOPLE ON JUNETEENTH AND TO FOSTER AND ENHANCE A GREATER SINCE OF PURPOSE AND STRENGTH AMONG AFRICAN-AMERICANS BOTH EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT OSAN AIR BASE, S KOREA
CONTACT: CARL BRYANT, PRES AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOC
NOTE: WE ARE 13 HOURS AHEAD OF EST MY MAIL ADDRESS IS: PSC 3 BX 3543, APO AP 96266 "


SPAIN
"The African-American Heritage Committee (Naval Station Rota Spain) is planning to host a Juneteenth celebration on 19 Jun 99. This is a first for us, and we could use some suggestions on what type of activities we can plan that are "truly appropriate" for this very important celebration. Please forward information/ ideas we can use to plan our event. Thanks!"


GERMANY
"I'm a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, before coming to Germany I was clueless about Juneteenth. But since being an active member, I help put together a Juneteeth Picnic for all the Fraternities and Sororities, in Germany. Now that I see your web site, I will definitly visit everyday! Knowledge is the key!"


GUAM
"The Black Heritage Committee of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, will be sponsoring a Juneteenth Family Celebration on June 20, 4:00 - 800 pm at Tropicana Community Activity Center. All children games and activities will be hosted by the Order of the Eastern Star. These activites inclued a "Jumping Jupiter", races, face painting, and contests. There will be a talent showcase at 4:30 pm featuring local children and adult talent. The food will be provided by the Marianas F&AM Lodge. POCs are SSgt Jureka Hightower and Lt Melissa Lacey."


ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM JUNETEENTH FAMILY REUNION Theme: "Educating Our Community While Striving to Build A Better Understanding of All Our Neighbors" Sponsored by: Andersen Air Force Base Black Heritage Council Marianas Travlers Lodge #49 Subaru Chapter #34 Jerome Liscomb Consistory June 23 - 25 Teen Summit 1530-1730 Youth Center June 26 - Family Reunion Oceanview Conference Center 1100 - 1800 (Family Fun) 2000 - 0200 (Adult Dance) Daytime events offer a barbeque, games for all, Film Festival, seminars, art exhibits, and entertainment throughout the day!!! POC: Lisa Mays (Black Heritage Council) Our celebration is being held a week later to accomodate many participants who are off-island for various reasons.


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