THE FOURTH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
The Riverside Church in New York City, community leaders gathered to commemorate Juneteenth with an exciting program on their Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration.
This Juneteenth celebration gathers the community to reflect on the 50th anniversary year of Dr. King’s assassination, as well as renew our commitment to “The Fierce Urgency for Justice Now” for all God’s children. In the spirit of the first Juneteenth celebrations in Texas in 1865, the celebration included music, dance and of course a message challenging us to continue our efforts to become “a more perfect Union.”
As a member of the youth leadership campaign to build platforms for young people to express themselves and have their voice heard, I was truly Blessed with an AMAZING opportunity to introduce the 2018 Juneteenth Spirit Alive Awards to the three parkland highschool students who’ve taken transformative action, challenging government officials and congressional representatives to reform Gun polices. The turn out was monumental with over 600 people in audience, all to celebrate the conclusion of slavery and African American economic advancement. I was inspired, empowered, refreshed re-energized with the mission of Social Change in the interest of establishing a ‘JUST’ Democracy! – Jarrell Daniels