Sponsors

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Dave & Jenny Emery

Henry & Helen Frye

FREE

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Juneteenth is the newest federal holiday, established on June 17, 2021, and it commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans following the end of the Civil War in 1863.  Juneteenth was first celebrated on June 19, 1865 as the day two years after emancipation, when federal troops arrived in Galveston, TX to take control of the state and make sure all slaves were emancipated.

Committee

Megan Allshouse (Student Rep.)

Grace Evangelista (Student Rep.)

Lynn Guelzow

Laura Matheos

Sarah Merrill

Denny Moon

Ken Mouning

Sally Rider

Rosemarie Roy

Eileen Swan

Cathy Watso

Join US On a
Civil Rights TOUR

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Sept 19-22, 2022: Atlanta, Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham

Deadline:  June 22, 2022

Concert and Festivities
June 18, 2022

Salmon Brook Park

215 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, Connecticut

3:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Why We Celebrate Juneteenth

PROGRAM

featuring...

Logo contest

program schedule subject to change

3:00 pm - Welcome
3:15 pm - Sazzy Brass
3:45 pm - Kamora Herrington
4:00 pm - David Jackson

4:15 pm - DJ DPHR
4:30 pm - Rhythms in Color
5:15 pm - Building Relationships
5:25 pm - Anthems (Haley and Zolah)
5:30 pm - First Cathedral Praises of Zion
5:45 pm - Dr. Frank Mitchell
6:00 pm - Tomaca!
6:30 pm - Soul Sound Revue

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Upcoming events
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Emma Hansen, GMHS '22 winner

“I chose yellow, green and red—to symbolize the Ethiopian flag, which represents the Pan African ideology. I placed the Black female in front to show her pride of her culture.”

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Taylor Matheos, GMHS '23 runner-up

“I wanted to incorporate images that symbolize Black liberation and empowerment, such as the iconic raised fists, which are breaking apart the chains to commemorate the end of slavery.”