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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (EASTON, MD – JUNE 16, 2016)

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
WHO:                   Academy Art Museum & Frederick Douglass Honor Society
WHAT:                 Juneteenth Celebration
WHEN:               Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE:                Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton, MD

The Academy Art Museum and the Frederick Douglass Honor Society are hosting the 5th annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Celebrating Our Heritage in Art and Stories.”

This year’s program will include a variety of free events:

  • Ruth Starr Rose (1887 – 1965): Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World exhibition will be on view in the Waterfowl Building
  • Ernie Satchell: A Few of MY Favorite Things (June 17 – August 7, 2016) exhibition features the ceramics of artist Ernest Satchell, a native of the Eastern Shore and retired professor from UMES
  • 12 noon acknowledgement of 2016 Juneteenth Honorees Jeffery Moaney, Barbara Paca, Ted & Betty Mack, St. Matthew United Methodist Church and the families of the Ruth Starr Rose story.
  • 12:10 p.m. Professor Dale Green from Morgan State University to introduce the Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford for remarks
  • 12:45 p.m. talk by Carole Boston Weatherford, Professor and Director of the Professional Writing Program at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC, and author of the award winning children’s book, Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
  • Entertainment for the day includes the Christ Church Choir, Scotts United Methodist Church Praise Dance Team, Katelyn Cherry from St. Michaels High School, United Voices- Descendant Choir of Family & Friends of Copperville & Unionville, Voices of Worship from Union Baptist Church, Bay Hundred Men’s Choir and a Drummer’s Parade
  • Art projects for children and families, craft displays, food, and a knowledge village in the block of South Street between the Museum and the Waterfowl Building. In addition, throughout the day, there will be an open house at the Asbury UM Church archeological site on The Hill.

The program is free and open to the entire community.  For further information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.