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Event Series Event Series: Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

June 22, 2023

This year, from Monday, June 19 – Saturday, June 24, there will be six days of Juneteenth activities.
Join the Center in our Juneteenth Celebration for a fun, family-friendly movie night. The feature will be “Ruby Bridges.” There will be concessions and an open room to get comfy in. This film presents the real-life tale of young Ruby Bridges (Chaz Monet), one of the first African-American children to attend an integrated school in the Deep South. At only age 6, Ruby is selected to attend an all-white school in New Orleans, causing an uproar in the racially divided region. Among the people who try to help Ruby adjust to the tense situation are teacher Barbara Henry (Penelope Ann Miller) and Dr. Robert Coles (Kevin Pollak), a child psychiatrist.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of enslavement and is a time for reflection, remembrance and celebration of Black culture and history. The Center is excited to work with the community to produce an amazing event with cultural demonstrations, artists and musical performances.

Admission is free.
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Schedule of Events:
Monday, June 19: Juneteenth Open House
Tuesday, June 20: Juneteenth Paint & Sip
Wednesday, June 21: Freedom Day Cocktails and Conversations
Thursday, June 22: Juneteenth Greek Night
Friday, June 23: Juneteenth Movie Night
Saturday, June 24: Juneteenth Festival in Founders Park

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Date:
June 22, 2023
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Website:
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Venue

Center for African American History, Art and Culture
120 York St. NE
Aiken, SC 29801 United States
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