Join the ORV Racial Justice Team to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth at New Vision UMC (4400 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229).
There will be crafts, games, food, and a special program at 2pm for everyone that day (not just the Cicadas).
The ORV Racial Justice Team is excited to invite people from all congregations to celebrate this holiday which marks an important moment in the long and ongoing struggle for liberation and racial justice for African American people and people of color.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
If you have further questions please contact Jeaninne Walker
We look forward to seeing you on June 19th at 1pm-3pm at New Vision UMC!