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The Juneteenth Celebration

About The Juneteenth Celebration:

In an act of collaboration, Ayana Washington [Book Black Women, Inc.], Cerina Johnson [No Longer Bound Entertainment, LLC], and Kia Anthony [Circa 1865, Inc.] have partnered in an effort to honor the past, celebrate the present, and step into the future with a three-day  Juneteenth Celebration.


June 19, 2024, The Juneteenth Celebration will kick off with the reprisal of the original stage production, 400 Years: The Evolution of Black America. This production display Black American History with song, dance, and poetry. Following the success of the production’s 2023 debut, Washington and Johnson plan to remount it at Seabrook Auditorium! VIP ticket holders will have access to the preshow Black Art Gallery, preferred parking, and refreshments.


June 22, 2024, The Juneteenth Celebration will continue with The Juneteenth Block Party on Maxwell Street in downtown Fayetteville. During this free event, the community can experience black-owned food trucks and shop with local black-owned businesses. Attendees can also immerse themselves in empowering Black History education, and two-step to culturally-significant music! VIP ticket holders will have access to the indoor VIP lounge sponsored by Kress OpenSpace.


June 23, 2024, The Juneteenth Celebration will end with The Juneteenth Heritage Brunch at Carver’s Creek State Park in Spring Lake, where enslaved Black Americans were buried. This symbolic gesture of breaking bread will allow descendants  and allies alike to celebrate the uncharted possibilities of the future! Guests will enjoy brunch provided by Er’body Eatz, entertainment, and words of wisdom from keynote speaker, Senator Applewhite.


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