5th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

5th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

13-19 Jun, 2024

5th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

Time Thu Jun 13 2024 at 05:00 pm to Wed Jun 19 2024 at 07:00 pm
(GMT-05:00)

Davidson County Public Library, South Main Street, Lexington, NC, USA, United States

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🌟 **5th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration** 🌟


πŸ“… **Date:** June 13 2024

πŸ•’ **Time:** 5:00 PM

πŸ“ **Location:** Davidson County Public Library 602 S. Main Street Lexington NC USA


πŸŽ‰ Welcome to the 5th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Celebration in Lexington NC organized by Anything For Our Youth Social Group! πŸŽ‰


** Celebrate Juneteenth: A Week of Reflection History and Community Unity in Lexington NC

**Type of Event:** Annual Juneteenth week-long events

**Targeted Audience:** Citizens of all ages


✨ Join us for a week filled with meaningful events dedicated to honoring African American history and fostering community unity. In partnership with various local organizations this celebration aims to engage and educate citizens about the rich history and cultural heritage of African Americans in our community.


πŸ“Œ **Event Schedule:**

- **Thursday June 13 2024**

πŸ–ΌοΈ **Open House at Lexington Public Library**

πŸ“ *5:00 PM | Lexington Public Library Annex*

Kick off the celebration with an open house featuring Tonya Lanier's obituary project, encouraging attendees to bring copies of obituaries of family members, community leaders, and others from our African American communities to contribute to this preservation effort.

The Davidson County Historical Museum will promote the African American Heritage Project, offering walk-in scanning sessions for photos of African American families, neighborhoods, churches, and schools to be included in the museum's digital photography collection.

Additionally, the library’s genealogy division will assist with general genealogy research and provide information on marriage licenses and records, the public library will provide summer reading information for youth, how to obtain a library card and more.

The local genealogy society will be on-site to recruit new members and share information. The Friends of the Lexington Library will be accepting membership applications. There will be an update presented on the Lexington (State St) Cemetery, Justice for Charles McNeair. Davidson-Davie Community College will be on site, and a recruiter for substitute teachers' for Lexington City Schools.

Juneteenth shirts will be available for purchase.


- **Friday June 14 2024**

πŸ—ΊοΈ **Historic Graveyards Exploration Pamphlets**

Pick up pamphlets from Lexington Tourism and the Lexington Public Library to explore historic African American gravesites throughout Davidson County.


- **Saturday June 15 2024**

πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ **Countywide Gravesite Exploration**

Explore various historic gravesites using the provided pamphlets and join a special memorial service.

A memorial service will be held at Pilgrim Reformed Church, 797 Pilgrim Church Rd. Lexington, NC 27295 at 11:00 am. Descendants and family members are welcome to bring grave dΓ©cor and memorabilia.


- **Sunday June 16 2024**

πŸ™ **Juneteenth Celebration Service**

πŸ“ *11:00 AM | St. Stephen United Methodist Church*

Join us for a special Juneteenth celebration and honoring Father's Day service at St. Stephen United Methodist Church.


- **Monday June 17 2024**

πŸ—£οΈ **Open Dialogue on Local Black Neighborhoods and Communities**

πŸ“ *6:00 PM | Arts Theatre 202 Lexington NC 27292*

Participate in an open dialogue and discussion about the history of local Black neighborhoods and communities featuring a moderator and guest speakers.


**Wednesday June 19 2024**

– Juneteenth Reflection

We encourage family and friends to take this day to reflect review and refine our future in honor of Juneteenth.


Sponsors: Lexington (NC) Utilities, Arts Davidson County, Davidson Local (media sponsor), Food Lion Feeds, Walmart Neighborhood.

Community Partnerships: Anything for Our Youth Group, Davidson County Historical Museum, Black Butterfly Network-Lexington, Lexington Library genealogy division, Lexington Public Library, Tonya Lanier obituary project, Friends of the Lexington Library, and the local genealogy society, St. Stephen UMC


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Date & Time

Thu Jun 13 2024 at 05:00 pm to Wed Jun 19 2024 at 07:00 pm
(GMT-05:00)

Location

Davidson County Public Library, South Main Street, Lexington, NC, USA, United States

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