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2022 Juneteenth Celebration and Parade Announced

An afternoon of activities and entertainment celebrating African American history and culture will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022.  The events include a parade beginning on the Gettysburg Square at 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon of activities at the Gettysburg Recreation Park from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Indigenous Glow/ I Glow Black,Inc. is hosting the event.

Juneteenth is the day African American families, friends, and allies come together to celebrate Black liberation marked by the ending of enslavement in the United States of America. This tradition was started by newly-freed enslaved Blacks in Texas in 1865. Today, Black families in Texas use this date to host family reunions and family celebrations.

The parade begins at the southwest corner of Lincoln Square in front of Ploughman Taproom and continues through sites of historic significance to the Gettysburg Black community, ending near the Sterner Building at the rec park.

Afternoon activities will include an opening commemoration service led by local Pastor David Roberts of the Amos Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, and Moma Gail (Steward-Clouden) Universal Love priestess of Philadelphia.

There will be obstacle courses, a dunk tank, bouncy houses, a game bus, story telling, line dancing, and a live concert. The day’s events will conclude with a live show from performers Cory Wims, Reg Duzit, and Blaqmel.

Food trucks and ethnic jewelry vendors will be on hand.

People are asked to bring lawn chairs and be mindful of those who may still be practicing Covid precautions.

Check www.igloblack.com and igloblack@facebook.com for updates or contact Blessing Shahid or Larock Hudson at Indigenousglow@gmail.com

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