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Articles About juneteenth
Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a gathering outside Yellow Springs High School, for a walk that will begin at 11 a.m. and proceed through the village past several sites of significance in the Black history of Yellow Springs.
Looking ahead to the coming months, the Chamber of Commerce has a jam-packed calendar.
In its second year as both an official Village and a federal holiday, Juneteenth will be celebrated in Yellow Springs on Sunday, June 19, beginning with a 10-mile walk from Wilberforce to the village and culminating in a celebration at the Bryan Center.
Harmonica master and consummate performer Frédéric Yonnet performed his possible final “summer camp” show of the year at Rose & Sal Mercantile on Dayton Street last Saturday, June 12, with his “Band With No Name” and several guest musicians.
In January of this year, Village Council passed a resolution that recognized Juneteenth as an official holiday in Yellow Springs; in March, the day was adopted as a paid holiday for Village employees. This weekend, the community at large will observe Juneteenth with two celebrations on Saturday, June 19.
Central Chapel AME Church and First Baptist Church will present this year’s Juneteenth celebration at Central Chapel, located at 411 S. High St., on Tuesday, June 19, beginning at 6 p.m.