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The Friends of Allensworth Interpretive Association and the California Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to celebrate Juneteenth at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Come tour the historic homes and businesses, shop in the vendor area, and enjoy live entertainment on the stage; gospel choir, youth praise dancers, and spoken word artist.
Witness a flyer over by the California Red Tails, a chapter of the Black Pilots of America, a non-profit organization that encourages under privileged youth to enter the field of aviation. The California Red Tails are named after 332nd fighter group, the African American fighter pilots that escorted bombers during World War Two. They are better known as the Tuskegee Airmen because they were trained at Tuskegee, Alabama.
Help valley hospitals patients by donating blood during the celebration. All donors will receive a free tote bag.
WHY WE CELEBRATE
J — Juneteenth represents the joy of freedom–the chance for a new beginning.
U — Unless we expose the truth about the African-American slave experience, Americans won’t be truly free.
N — Never must we forget our ancestors’ endurance of one of the worst slave experiences in human history.
E — Every American has benefitted from the wealth blacks created through over 200 years of free labor and Juneteenth allows us to acknowledge that debt.
T — To encourage every former slave-holding state to follow Texas’ (and Oklahoma’s) example and make Juneteenth a state holiday.
E — Every day in America, blacks are reminded of the legacy of slavery. Juneteenth counters that by reminding us of the promise of deliverance.
E — Even on the journey to discover who we are, Juneteenth allows us to reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re at and where we’re going as a people.
N — Never give up hope is the legacy our enslaved ancestors left. It was this legacy that produced black heroism in the Civil War and helped launch the modern civil rights era. It is this legacy we celebrate.
T — To proclaim for all the world to hear, that human rights must never again become subservient to property rights.
H — History books have only told a small part of the story; Juneteenth gives us a chance to set the record straight.
Date: Saturday, June 10. 2017
Location: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Vehicle entry Fee
Small Bus: $50.00 (24 or less)
Large Bus: $100.00 (25 or more)
Camping: $20.00 per night
Sites are still available at the campground. Each site will accommodate a RV or tent, and includes a picnic table and a camp stove. Make your online reservations at ReserveAmerica.
For more information call 877-245-6232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.