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Santa Cruz Juneteenth 2019

  • Date: 06/15/2019 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Louden Nelson Community Center
    301 Center Street
    Santa Cruz, California 95060
  • Introduction: Come honor the Emancipation Proclamation on June 15th at Laurel Park behind the Louden Nelson Community Center and the 400th anniversary of the first slaves landing in America.

    Enjoy music, poetry, dance, delicious soul food, arts & crafts, basketball skills contest and the annual sack race!

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Come honor the Emancipation Proclamation on June 15th at Laurel Park behind the Louden Nelson Community Center and the 400th anniversary of the first slaves landing in America.

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Enjoy music, poetry, dance, delicious soul food, arts & crafts, basketball skills contest and the annual sack race!

Our line-up currently includes:
*CLEAN featuring the Black Excellence Band
*Rich Tycoon All Original Showcase featuring
*Lee Earl
*Gregory Speed
*Santa Cruz County Tritons Cheer
*MC - Brett Taylor
*Akilah Ayanna of Sibling Tribalry
*DJ Mai Girl

Basketball Skills Contest for Kids 16 & Under. Contest starts at 12:30pm. Prizes will be provided by the Santa Cruz Warriors!

• 3-Point Shoot Out
• Skills Challenge
• Shot Competition

On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved were now free. 153 years later, we celebrate this remarkable event at Juneteenth celebrations across the country. A long-held tradition among African Americans, Juneteenth celebrates culture and is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people.

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