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It’s Juneteenth! A Time to Pray, Reflect and Celebrate!

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, with varying official recognition. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas. This online gathering will feature a speaker, music and traditions that celebrates the culture of African Americans. There’s something for everyone to enjoy even the kids.

Guests include: Most Reverend Robert E. Guglielmone  and the Honorable Arthur C. McFarland.

Dr. Kevin Johnson, renowned musician and composer of music for Catholic worship, will add the music for the celebration.  And Miss Taylor Doggett will share some traditional Juneteenth food suggestions.

Hosted by the Diocese of Charleston Office of Ethnic Ministries, Kathleen Merritt, Director

to Register go to: Webinar Registration – Zoom

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