Annual Juneteenth Celebration

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June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Annual Juneteenth Celebration


Main Stage: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Catherine Collins McCoy, Board Chair, Academy Art Museum

“The Year of Frederick Douglass”
Eric Lowery, President, Frederick Douglass Honor Society

Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival/Introduction of the Speaker
Dana Newman, Director, Talbot County Free Library

Carole Boston Weatherford
New York Times best-selling author and award winning poet

The Words of Frederick Douglass
Building African American Minds (BAAM)

Dane Miller
Spoken word artist

The Words of Frederick Douglass
Building African American Minds (BAAM)

Sankofa Dance Theater

All Day Activities: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Face Painting

Photo Booth

Family Art Project (Visual Arts Studio: 10 am to 2 pm)
Create a commemorative Frederick Douglass print and learning the printmaking process! Join the Museum’s Director of ArtReach and Community Programs for a great family art project!

Music by DJ Chyna Doll

Photography by Shamya Lynne Photography


Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Theta Chapter
Brookletts Place-Talbot County Senior Center
Chubbʼs Grilling on the Move
Danielleʼs Pit Stop
Democratic Womenʼs Club
For All Seasons
Frederick Douglass Honor Society/FD200
Healthy Talbot
The Judy Center
Neighborhood Service Center
State Board of Elections
St. Michaels Museum
St. Stephens AME Church
St. Vincent de Paul
Talbot Rising
Tʼs Divine Sweets

Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Cathy McCoy
Frederick Douglass 200
Dick and Susie Granville
Paris Foods
Frank Raines and Denise Grant
Beverly and Richard Tilghman
Jocelyn and George Eysymontt
Bette S. Kenzie
Mr. Richard Scobey and Mr. Bruce Ragsdale
JT and Mary Tydings Smith
Hanna and Peter Woicke



This year’s Juneteenth Celebration will be held in conjunction with the Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival.

For more information about the Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival click HERE!




June 16, 2018


10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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