Saturday, June 17, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
In 2005, over 3,000 members of the community
out to celebrate Juneteenth at the Museum of African American
History. For 2006, we hope to have an even larger turnout. If you
are interested in being a Marketplace Vendor during our Juneteenth
Celebration on Saturday, June 17th, please complete the enclosed
application and return it with a United States Postal Service money order in
the amount of $75.00 payable to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African
American History by June 9, 2006.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth or June 19, 1865, is the date when the last slaves in America
Why is Juneteenth celebrated?
For many Black Americans, Juneteenth symbolizes what the 4th of
July symbolizes for all Americans Ė FREEDOM. Juneteenth is a reminder of
the triumph of human spirit over the cruelty of slavery; it pays homage to
African American ancestors who survived the peculiar institution of human
bondage, and Juneteenth demonstrates pride in the legacy of resilience and
perseverance of Africans and African Americans.
How is Juneteenth celebrated?
Food, Folks, & Fun! Historically,
African Americans celebrated with dance, song, and the opportunity to
express pride in the contributions of African Americans to American society.
Vendors needed for the Juneteenth
10x10 Booth space = $75.00
$25.00 off if you participate in both
Juneteenth (Saturday, June 17, 2006)
African World Festival (August 18-20, 2006)
Both applications must be submitted together
Juneteenth Vendor Application
Membership: (313) 494-5827
Tours & Reservations: (313) 494-5808
(313) 494-5831, 494-5828 and 494-5893
Museum Store: (313) 494-5873
Donít forget to renew your