Ken­nard to host ‘Jun­teenth’ cel­e­bra­tion

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — On Satur­day, June 17, the Ken­nard Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion will host Queen Anne’s County’s first “June­teenth” Cel­e­bra­tion at the new Ken­nard High School Cul­tural Her­itage Cen­ter and African Amer­i­can His­tory Mu­seum, 410 Lit­tle Kid­well Av­enue, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free com­mu­nity fes­ti­val will in­clude per­for­mances by lo­cal African Amer­i­cans, crafters and ven­dors and lec­tures. Guests will ex­pe­ri­ence a re-en­act­ment of the ex­cite­ment ex­pe­ri­enced by slaves on news of their free­dom, wit­ness an African-in­spired fash­ion show, and sam­ple African Amer­i­can food and drink.

This June­teenth cel­e­bra­tion is not only an African Amer­i­can mile­stone in our na­tion, but an opportunity to ed­u­cate ci­ti­zens and re­flect on our shared his­tory in Queen Anne’s County, said Clay Wash­ing­ton, pres­i­dent of the Ken­nard Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion.

“We are ask­ing that this will also be a ‘Giv­ing Day,’ where Ken­nard High School grad­u­ates and at­ten­dees will bring pic­tures and mem­o­ra­bilia, for copy­ing or do­na­tion, of school and com­mu­nity events down through the years,” added Wash­ing­ton, “th­ese items will help us ex­pand our mu­seum ex­hibit.”

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Wash­ing­ton at 443-239-2110.

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