Annual Juneteenth Cultural Heritage Festival - 06/19/2021

Area: Middle Shore
Annual Juneteenth Cultural Heritage Festival

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This year marks the 22nd annual Juneteenth Celebration on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, organized by the Juneteenth Coalition. The Eastern Shore’s Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom and achievement, encourages strong family structure, and emphasizes the importance of the deep belief in liberty and equality for all people. It is important for the community to be informed about the historical significance of the Eastern Shore as it relates to slavery and emancipation.  "Since 1619, when representative democracy and enslaved African people arrived in Virginia within a month of each other, we have said one thing but done another," said Governor Northam at the time of the announcement.  "It's time we elevate Juneteenth not just as a celebration by and for some Virginians, but one acknowledged and commemorated by all of us. It mattered then because it marked the end of slavery in this country, and it matters now because it says to Black communities, 'this is not just your history - this is everyone's shared history, and we will celebrate it together.'"

 

  • Main Street
    Exmore, VA 23350
  • 804-513-0532
  • Hours: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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