The 7th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be this coming Saturday at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center at 415 South Academy Street. Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S. in 1863.
This weekend's event begins with a parade starting at 9:00 o'clock Saturday morning at Central Magnet School. Then the activities at Bradley Academy get underway at 10:00 o'clock and continue until 4:00 in the afternoon.
This fun filled day includes many unique vendors, a car show, live entertainment and even a bounce house for the youngsters. The day even includes Civil War re-enactors from the 13th U.S. Colored Troops. Plus, professor of history, Dr. Larry D. Watson from South Carolina State University, will talk on "Black Confederates, Debunking The Myth".
The Juneteeth celebration includes a scavenger hunt for children to learn about the exhibits of the entire museum at no cost, a station for art classes, and various vendors from the city and the community. There will be elementary and high school students, as well as local artists, who will provide their creative expressions for the entertainment section.
Enjoy the annual event with educational activities for all families, who will be attending the festival. If you need further information, contact Juneteenth Celebration Coordinator Katie Wilson at 615-867-2633.