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Juneteenth Day of Freedom events to be held in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) – The African American Museum of Southern Illinois will host Juneteenth events June 13-19.

The events include:

Monday, June 13

Meet at Rock Hill Baptist Church at 5 pm March down Main Street to Woodlawn Cemetery. Following a ceremony at the cemetery, return to Rock Hill via Walnut Street. A program will be held at Rock Hill Baptist Church featuring Marlene Rivera and Troupe.

Tuesday, June 14

  • Panel discussion on “The Busine$$ of Ballin’”
  • Time – 6pm
  • Location – African American Museum of Southern Illinois in the University Mall

Wednesday, June 15

  • Juneteenth Lunch and Learn
  • Presenters – Anna Jackson, Austin Lane, Ph.D. and Lori Crenshaw Bryant, JD
  • Time – Noon
  • Location – Carbondale Civic Center

Thursday, June 16

  • Movie – “King Richard”
  • Time – Concession stand opens at 7 pm and movie starts at 8 pm
  • Location – Carbondale Super Block

Friday, June 17

  • block party
  • Time – 3pm to 8pm
  • Location – Eurma Hayes Center parking lot and Birch Street

Saturday, June 18

  • Parade – Starts on North Washington Street at Jackson Street to James & Thelma Walker Avenue to Wall Street. Activities will take place in Attucks Park after the parade
  • Time – Line up at 9:30 am and start time is 10 am
  • Grand Marshall – Dorothy Lewis

Sunday, June 19

  • gospel song
  • Time – 3pm
  • Location – SIU Student Center Auditorium

According to the museum, the events are free and open to the public.

For more information, you can contact the African American Museum at 618-457-2217.

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