To the Charlotte Community
I am writing to let you know that the 23rd annual Juneteenth Celebration will take place this year on June 19th, 20th and 21st. However, it will not come in the same format as in previous years due to the Corona Virus pandemic. It will be a drop-in at the House of Africa with limited numbers of people in the space available. All who come will be required to comply with the Governor’s order to wear masks and practice social distancing. There will be no vendors, no blocked streets and no stage. There will be a deejay, drumming, and prayers for the ancestors. Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas will continue its tradition of standing tall in honor of the ones who came before us.
I am attaching a copy of the flyer that I posted on Facebook last week to reaffirm our support of the community and recognize Juneteenth as the end of slavery as we knew it in 1865. We continue to unite and empower the African American community as they continue to seek equality and justice at this time. Juneteenth is not just an African American holiday; it is a significant piece of American history. We are calling for unity and togetherness.
Peace and blessings,
The Juneteenth Planning Committee