On Monday, June 19, all are invited to visit the Sautee Nacoochee Center to mark Juneteenth, the United States’ newest Federal holiday.
This day is set aside to commemorate the announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of Black citizens throughout the United States on June 19, 1865. In addition, at SNC the day is dedicated to raising funds for the Bean Creek Missionary Baptist Church cemetery.
Educational materials and opportunities will be offered in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and in the Cultural Center. Artist Sharon Mumbi of Cumming will demonstrate the creation of her fabric artwork in the Gallery Shops.
Audrey Davenport, Curator and President of the Regional African American Museum will be on hand to lead discussion and conduct a discussion of inter-racial history and memory.
Please join us at 5:30 pm for a community Pot Luck. BBQ chicken provided by the center and sides brought by participants.
Members of the Bean Creek Missionary Baptist Church Choir will lead folks in lifting their voices. Material portraying the history of the Bean Creek Church will be on display in the Community Hall throughout the day. The concert begins at 7pm.
Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement. It also serves as an important reminder that the work to fulfill America’s promise of equality and justice is ongoing.
The activities of the day start at 10:00 am and are free of charge and all are welcome. The Center’s grounds are open for families and churches to gather, picnic and recreate.
For additional information, contact the Center at 706-878-3300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.