Kennard to host ‘Junteenth’ celebration
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.