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8th Annual Linda Sweezer Memorial Juneteenth Festival & Celebration

Hosted by Kent Black Action Commission

  • Date: 06/22/2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Location: Morrill Meadows Park
    10600 SE 248th Street
    Kent, Washington 98030
  • Introduction: Join the Kent Black Action Commission (KBAC) for the 8th annual Linda Sweezer Memorial Juneteenth Festival and Celebration, a free, family-friendly event with food, games and a community dance.

DATE: Saturday June 22, 2019

TIME: 10:00 am to 6:00pm

PLACE: Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248th St, Kent, WA 98030 

It has been 154 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. The festival will include vendors, information booths, and an Art Therapy introductory booth. 

The opening ceremony will begin at 10:30 am. This is a free family friendly event with lunch provided by KBAC from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. 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 known and Seattle’s own jazz guitarist “Michael Powers”.

 FYI: Don’t be deterred by the construction at the new YMCA site. We are “all hands on deck” and the festival will be great as usual and the YMCA will have an information booth at Juneteenth so you can be informed on the construction’s progress. 

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 at 253-486-9029 or Azalea Johnson at 253-631-7944 for vendor inquiries.

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