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Juneteenth Oberlin 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Juneteenth Oberlin 2013

Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last enslaved persons in Texas were freed. Juneteenth symbolizes the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom.  While its roots are in Texas, Juneteenth has become a day to celebrate freedom all over the United States. More than 20 years ago, Adé Sharpley began the celebration of Juneteenth in Oberlin. Oberlin’s history of commitment to abolition and the cause of freedom makes Juneteenth the perfect holiday for this community.  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Meet and Celebrate Mary Church Terrell, portrayed by Deborah Rose

Emancipation Poster Contest, Winner's Announced 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Noon

Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by John Cooper

Lunch will be served

MLK Park (Rain site, Oberlin Public Library) 

3:00 p.m.

Westwood Cemetery Tour, Margaret Christian, Guide

4:00 p.m.

Juneteenth Community PicnicSpring Street Park

6:30 p.m.

Maafa Memorial ServiceWestwood Cemetery

Saturday, June 15, 2013

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Juneteenth Festival on Tappan Square

Featuring members of the 5th U.S. Colored Troops Compnay G

Sunday, June 16, 2013

5:00 p.m.

Juneteenth Church Service

First Church in Oberlin

106 N. Main Street, Oberlin

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International/Cultural, Food & Festivities

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Juneteenth Oberlin

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juneteenthoberlin@lycos.com

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