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Observing Juneteenth in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Jun 19 2020

Observing Juneteenth in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

JuneteenthCelebrated on June 19, Juneteenth commemorates of the ending of slavery in the United States. Here are some ways you can observe the holiday in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, either virtually or in person.

Join the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge for a Juneteenth March for Justice and Prayer Vigil on Friday, June 19. The march will begin at 2:00 pm at the Civil Rights Foot Soldiers Memorial at the corner of Clay Street & Calvert St in Annapolis. It will conclude at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial at the Annapolis City Dock for a vigil.

Watch a showing of a “one-woman” play as the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center shares with us a Juneteenth Special Presentation of the Fannie Lou Hamer Story on Friday, June 19 at 8 pm.

Watch as Historic London Town and Gardens reshares past lectures from different scholars and re-enactors discussing African-American history in the Chesapeake region. Videos include noted local historian Janice Hayes-Williams and Historical Character Interpretation from the past Winter Lecture Series. 

Read the Hammond-Harwood House blog post On Juneteenth, Say Their Names: Mary, Matilda, and Juliet at Hammond-Harwood House, telling the story of three enslaved women who lived at Hammond-Harwood House.

Read Pathways to Freedom, Maryland & the Underground Railroad about when slavery ended in Maryland on November 1, 1864. You can even listen to the passage as you read!

Finally, watch for an executive proclamation by Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, formally honoring for the first time in recent county history Juneteenth Day in Anne Arundel County.

If you know of any other ways the Juneteenth holiday is being observed in our area, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected].