Juneteenth is coming! Check out this listing of two great activities

PORTSMOUTH — The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire will commemorate Juneteenth 2021 on June 17, 18 and 19 with the theme “Found Lineage: Celebrating African American Roots and Branches.” The current debate around race is coinciding with a technological phenomenon: the extraordinary growth of DNA testing, along with the meaning of these results on concepts of lineage and race. The ease of access to this scientific testing has led people on a journey to delve deeper into their roots and to fill out the branches of their family tree.

While the research has brought some remarkable stories of reconciliation to the public, the data collected through our genes has demonstrated the brutality of America’s history.  A recent study shows that, while the majority of enslaved people brought to the Americas were male, enslaved women had a disproportionate impact on the gene pool of their descendants. There is much evidence of the systematic rape and sexual exploitation of enslaved Black women.https://www.seacoastonline.com/story/news/2021/05/04/black-heritage-trail-new-hampshire-announces-juneteenth-events/4927699001/

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Juneteenth celebration's theme will be "Found Lineage: Celebrating African American Roots & Branches."

With a focus on African American genealogy and research, this year’s Juneteenth celebration offers a series of programs that examine the connection between the emerging knowledge of our DNA and the historical events in the Black community.  

Juneteenth is the oldest known nationally celebrated event commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation declared that, as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in states in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” However, it was not until June 19, 1865, two years later, when the U.S. Army took possession of Galveston Island in Texas and began a war against defenders of slavery, that the enslaved people in Galveston could begin their journey toward freedom.

Eastern Bank, ReVision Energy, People’s Bank, the University of New Hampshire, The Music Hall, McLane Middleton and Centrus Digital are generous sponsors for this year’s celebration.

The Juneteenth schedule of events includes a virtual workshop “Finding Our Roots: Researching Black History and Genealogy on Thursday, June 17; a live concert “Feeling Good: N’Kenge Celebrates African American Sopranos” at The Music Hall in Portsmouth on Friday, June 18; a free virtual panel discussion, “In Art of the Story: Exploring How SNA Powers a Changing Narrative on Saturday, June 19 ay 10 a.m. following by a livestreamed performance “Dance of the Ancestors: Ritual, Chants, Drumming and Movement” from the Portsmouth African Burying Ground at 3 p.m.


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We Encourage All Attendees to Wear a Mask and Maintain Social Distancing per CDC Guidelines!

This is an Outdoor and Indoor Celebration.

The Tri-State Expo and  Dothan Civic Center Have Taken Extraordinary Precaution to Ensure Public Safety.Special Junteenth Hotel Rate

What is Juneteenth…

Two years after Abraham Lincoln declared the end of slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation  (January 1,1863) African Americans in Texas were still in slavery. It was not until June 19,1865, that African Americans in Texas finally learned that slavery had been abolished …they began to celebrate with prayer, song, dance, and feasting.

General Admission balcony seats are on sale now $25! 

Floor seats are on sale now  $35! 

Purchasing a ticket will give you access in and out the Dothan Civic Center all day during the Juneteenth Celebration. You will sample cuisines from three amazing chefs from Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. As well as access balcony or floor seats to enjoy the stage Play, “From His Prison Bed to Yours” at 6:00PM

Come and ENJOY!

OutDoor Celebration

All Outdoor Events Are Free to the General Public!

JUNETEENTH

Parade on Main Street in Dothan, AL

To Participate in Dothan’s Historic

 Juneteenth Parade

Register Here

Marching band drummers perform in school

Other Free Outdoor Events

Outdoor vendors

Kids Zone 

Live Music

Live Dance Performance and much more

Featuring

juneteenth outdoor fashion show

Fall/winter collection at

poplar head park

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General Admission balcony seats are on sale now $25! 

Floor seats are on sale now  $35! 

Purchasing a ticket will give you access in and out the Dothan Civic Center all day during the Juneteenth Celebration. You will sample cuisines from three amazing chefs from Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. As well as access balcony or floor seats to enjoy the stage Play, “From His Prison Bed to Yours” at 6:00PM

Come and ENJOY!


Author: Learning family histories

Our genealogy traces our family from western and central Africa and western Europe. Our ancestors entered the United States at the Virginia and Georgia Ports. First cousins Mark Owen and Ann Lineve Wead (it is protocol to use the maiden names of females in genealogy searches) are responsible for writing this blog. Although Ann has been involved in genealogy research while searching for certain ancestors since the age of 10, the cousins began deeper research of their families during the COVID-19 Pandemic Year of 2020. Devoting as much as 6 hours some evenings to the methodical training and research of genealogy, the cousins completed the year 2020 by earning genealogy certificates. Join us. @goodgenesgenealogy on wordpress and fb, twitter Sign up for our blog and enjoy the journey.

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