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Festival & Celebration

Juneteenth turns 152 this year. Yes it has been 152 years since the word of the signing, on September 22, 1862, of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached Galveston Texas, over two and one half years after the fact, on June 19, 1865. Each year on or about June 19th celebrations take place across the United States to remember and pay homage to that historic day, and the Black combat regiments that helped defeat the Texas militia to make this announcement possible. We will sing, dance, showcase local talent, celebrate our students, and share African American culture with the community. We expect to have a large number of vendors showcasing there businesses and products as well as community service organizations highlighting their services.

The opening ceremony will begin at 10:30 am. This is a free family friendly event with lunch provided by KBAC. There will be games for the children and no Juneteenth would be complete without our community dance.

Our “Concert in the Park” will be anchored once again by nationally know and Seattle’s own jazz guitarist “Michael Powers”.

If you would like to support KBAC in its ongoing efforts, donations can be made via the Kent Black Action Commission Go Fund Me account: http://www.gofundme.com/sum6bs

Please, visit our website: http://kentblackactioncommission.org and follow us on Face Book at Kent Black Action Commission

You can leave us an email at KbacKent@gmail.com or contact Gwen Allen-Carston@ 253-486-9029 or Azalea Johnson @253-631-7944 for vendor inquiries.
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