The Juneteenth Legacy Project Rolls Out its Schedule For the Holiday's Birthplace Galveston,TX

GALVESTON, Texas - April 30, 2023 - PRLog -- The Juneteenth Legacy Project has partnered with the Nia Cultural Center to produce a series of events to commemorate the Juneteenth Weekend. The commemoration kicks off with the arrival of the Blank Slate Monument that is a powerful and thought-provoking interactive sculpture by Kwame Akoto-Bamo, an internationally renowned artist, titled Blank Slate: Hope for a New America, it will be on display at the Rosenberg Library beginning April 5 - July 5, 2023.  Visitors will be encouraged to share their opinions in real-time on the fight for racial justice, and their words will be displayed anonymously on the slate. On June 15, 2023 at the Galveston Convention Center There will also  be a youth symposium highlighting June as  Black Music Month and how Galveston's history contributed to the music scene  for the past 100 years. On June 17th  A Celebration of Gospel will  held at the Galveston Opera House; headlined by Grammy Award Winning Gospel Artist Smokie Norful, Stellar Award Nominee Zacardi Cortez, and Sunday's Best Contestant Amber Bullock.
leading up to the day of Juneteenth.

About the Juneteenth Legacy Project

"The Juneteenth Legacy Project will serve as a platform for illuminating and amplifying a complete story of Juneteenth—helping make the invisible visible and giving voice to the voiceless—remembering and celebrating the contributions of Black freedmen and formerly enslaved people who fought for their freedom and the freedom of others," says Sam Collins, local historian and co-chair of the Juneteenth Legacy Project.

About Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates Union Army General Gordon Granger's proclamation issued Juneteenth is now observed annually on June 19,1865 celebrating the emancipation of those enslaved in the United States. As of June 15, 2021, it has been observed as a national holiday. "Juneteenth is not about enslavement and suffering," Collins said. "Juneteenth is about a spirit of renewal that celebrates freedom and opportunity. Absolute equality is not about equal results but about creating a society that supports all to become their very best selves to benefit the collective community."

About Nia Cultural Center

Nia Cultural Center is a community-based non-profit agency incorporated in the State of Texas in 1992. Founded by Sue Johnson it is located on Galveston Island, Nia is an educational organization with activities and programs focused on culture and history and their impacts on the lives of children, youth, and families.  Nia also provides presentations and training to promote awareness and cultural competency in service planning and delivery in the community.

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