Juneteenth Post-script

June 22, 2009 at 9:55 pm Leave a comment

The Juneteenth festival in downtown Roanoke was a great time – diverse crowd, great music, and plenty of summer heat. We discovered that there were other Juneteenth festivals going on the same day – one large on at Booker T. Washington memorial, in fact – and hundreds all over the country. One couldn’t help but reflect back on the particular history of this event and it’s new significance now that we have an African-American president! Was it our imagination, or did the crowds have an extra bounce in their step due to this amazing reality. Check back often for updates on July’s highlighted STAR event….


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JUNETEENTH Freedom Festival, this Saturday June 20th Steppin’ Out in August

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MAY - Local Colors... JUNE - Juneteenth... JULY - On The Edge (Floyd, VA)... AUG - Steppin' Out (Blacksburg, VA)... SEPT - Henry Street Festival, Pride Parade... OCT - Bridgewalk, Latino Festival... NOV -Open Doors Series.... DEC - Taubman Museum/Wine and Wonder... JAN - Writer's Series... FEB - Harrison Museum - Black History Month... MAR -Interfaith Event... APR/MAY - Down by Downtown STAR Festival

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