Emancipation Proclamation Celebration
An American Historical Celebration

JUNETEENTH, the Emancipation Proclamation celebration is Saturday, June 19, 1998, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, Orchard Street Church, 521 Orchard Street. (Baltimore Urban League office).

JUNETEENTH is the oldest Black holiday celebrating the arrival of General Order #3. In Galveston, Texas June 19, 1865. Texas was the last state to receive notice of the 1865 ended the policy of Slavery in all of the United States.

The Celebrate includes; Docent led Underground Railroad tours, children ’s games, character re-enactments, seminars, Tap, line and hand dancing, cake walk, face painting, Gospel, blues & Jazz, all designed to educate and entertain.

Limited edition prints; The Crab Picker by Hu Harrell, JUNETEENTH by Tom Miller, The Araber, Tim Wheeler and Lexington Market, Gilda Sharp-Etteh and an interesting variety of black collectibles will be available.

Contributors to this event include, The American Poetry and Literacy Society, The Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institute, Colonial Williamsburg, The Griots Circle of Maryland, the Maryland Historical Society, the Historic George Washington’s Estate and Gardens at Mt. Vernon and Poets of the African Diaspora. In addition, Shirley Duncan, of The New Baltimore Hand Dancers Assoc., Jeanette Carson, Black Collectibles, Jacquelyn Keller, traditional African American foods, Carol Weatherford author & poet, Dr. Beryl Williams Dean Emeriti, Morgan State and the Griots Circle of Maryland will conduct seminars.

Emancipation Proclamation. The 13th Admendment which became law December 18, JUNETEENTH, will produce a 1st annual anthology of Baltimore poets this book will be distributed statewide. Copies will be available at area schools and libraries.

All celebrants will receive a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Admission is $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for children and $5.00 For Families. Admission includes docent tour of the underground railroad in the Orchard Street Church.

Directions 95 North to MLK, MLK north to Druid Hill avenue turn right, one short block to Orchard Street Church.

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