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Saturday, June 17, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Juneteenth

In 2005, over 3,000 members of the community came
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 were freed.

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 Marketplace
10x10 Booth space =
$75.00
$25.00 off
if you participate in both
Juneteenth   (Saturday, June 17, 2006)

and

African World Festival (August 18-20, 2006)
Both applications must be submitted together

Get Your Juneteenth Vendor Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

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