Friday, June 18, 2010

Juneteenth Celebration

We were joined on the first edition of the What U Need to Know Radio Show by members of the African Cultural Arts Council of the Bowers Museum, who gave us lots of fascinating information about Juneteenth. Click here to listen.

Sorry about the technical difficulties. There is lots of great stuff on the show, so be patient.

Their Juneteenth celebration will be tomorrow, Saturday 19th June 2010. See below for details.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a holiday honouring African-American heritage, culture, and history. The festivities commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas in 1865.

Celebrated on June 19th, the term is an amalgamation of “June” and “nineteenth” and is recognized as a state holiday in 35 states in the U.S.

Join them and meet the Buffalo Soldiers, listen to great music and choir performances, and a special theatrical presentation by A.I.M. (Art in Ministry). Share a day of entertainment, with vendors, a silent auction, raffles, and a kids’ corner!

A.I.M. Productions will be presenting "Bits and Pieces of a Past"

Including a sneak preview of excerpts of a new production called

"Legacy of our Leaders and Legends".

Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Saturday, June 19th 2010 12-3 p.m.

Norma Kershaw Auditorium, John M. Lee Court

Free admission does not include museum admission.

Sponsored by the African Cultural Arts Council and the Orange County NAACP..

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