Juneteenth Family Celebration

When:
June 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Where:
Abolition Row Park
20 7th St
New Bedford, MA 02740
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lee Blake
508-979-8828
Juneteenth Family Celebration @ Abolition Row Park  | New Bedford | Massachusetts | United States

Celebrate Juneteenth with the New Bedford Historical Society and the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park with a day of music, folk tales, and arts and crafts to commemorate the anniversary of the end of enslavement for millions of African Americans across the USA  in 1865.

Re-enacters will be on hand to tell the stories of New Bedford residents who fought for an end to enslavement.

Performers including local musicians and storytellers:

El Caribe, Caribbean Steal Band

Woman in World Music

Songs and music of Cabo Verde

Songs of the Underground Railroad

Storytelling and tales of Freedom with Tammy Denease

The 1850s Ladies Ruth and Abbey

Frederick Douglass Walking Tours and New Douglass Junior Ranger Book

Arts and Crafts for kids

Fun Activites!

 

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