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J  U  N  E  T  E  E  N  T  H
The Last Day of [Legalized] Slavery in the United States
June 19, 1865
Juneteenth is an annual commemoration to acknowledge that wonderful and conflicting day

Gen. Gordon Grainger rode into Galveston, Texas on June 19th 1865 and issued General Order #3, freeing the remaining enslaved people, approximately 2 1/2 years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

We would like to present to you a Frederick Douglass' 1945 writing,
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave."

It was written in Lynn, Mass., April 28, 1845, years before slavery was abolished. In addition, many of the issues addressed by him are the very same issues we are facing today...more than 150 years later.


To commemorate and celebrate the last day of legalized human enslavement in the United States [June 19, 1865, almost 2 1/2 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation], Bed-Stuy Community Coalition and Purpose Lounge presents a free day of positivity and cultural celebration, all emphasized by a pure call-to-action. This event connects Bed-Stuy, Harlem, and Rosedale, NY.

Our sister Juneteenth event is being produced in Rosedale by Gifts From Deez Hands, a long-time cultural educational org. [Starting at 4pm, 255-44 147th Road, Rosedale, NY - contact email: giftsfromdeezhands@gmail.com]

Featuring:
at dark  [+] Free screening of "Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will" by Pure History. This is a documentary about the legendary Black women who were in World War 2
7:30pm [+] A Q&A with Lawrence E. Walker, President and CEO of Pure History
7:15pm  [+] A speech from Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr's Office about the importance of commemorating Juneteenth
6:45pm [+] A presentation by Harlem School of the Arts
6:30pm  [+] A presentation from Arlette Alexis, Student Leader at Medgar Evers College
5:30pm  [+] A presentation by Harlem Arts Alliance
5pm  [+] Purpose Lounge & Bailey's Cafe Quick Quiz WITH SPECIAL PRIZES!!!!

2:30 - 5pm [+] A live art art exhibition featuring Ms. B "The Doodle Queen" from the Harlem Arts Alliance
1 - 5pm [+] An art exhibition featuring students from the Harlem School of the Arts
1 - 5pm [+] Jam to a dj mix of deep soul and funk by DJ Zvetschka
1 - 5pm [+] Experience a video installation entitled "Once I Became Free" by s6k Media.
[+] and more....

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