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Juneteenth 

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Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the date on which enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally received the news they were free. Keep in touch for information celebrating Juneteenth in 2024.

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Coatesville

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Kennett Square

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Phoenixville

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West Chester 

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A discussion of the relationship between cemeteries and Juneteenth will be among the many topics presented.

  • Joe Becton is a Historian, Griot, Teacher, Philosopher, Musician, Father, Grandfather, Husband, Revolutionary and Civil War Reenactor and a Board Member of Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds. (See Becton bio)

  • Ron Brown is the Founder and CEO of the Pennsylvania Juneteenth Coalition and affectionately called “Mr. Juneteenth.” (See Brown bio)

  • Lenwood (Leni) Sloan is the Executive Director, The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Commonwealth Monument Project and was an original Co-Founder of Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds. (See Sloan bio)

Thank you for attending this event! 

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Juneteenth Around the County 

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Rev. Dr. Richelle Foreman-Gunter ~ Roy Smith 

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