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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