Tuesday, June 19th is the 153rd anniversary of the Emancipation of the US’ last group of enslaved people, which took place June 19th, 1865 in Texas, some 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862. Known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day, A huge celebration is planned here in Philadelphia to take place this weekend, June 22nd and 23rd.
Kofi Asante, Executive Producer and Artistic Director, stopped by the Praise 107.9 studios on Sunday, June 17th, to tell me (and you) about it. It will be incredible! Just listen!
For further info visit http://juneteenthphilly.org/
To hear the Juneteenth Theme song “No Longer Bound” and view the video click the link below:
by Jerry Wells