Friday, June 4, 2010
Juneteenth Celebration-Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center
The Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center, 428 West Willow St., Scottsboro, Al., 35768, is sponsoring the Scottsboro/Jackson County MultiCultural Heritage Foundation 1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration from 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, June 19th, 2010. Enjoy historical reflections, music, food (hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ plates) and refreshments.
Your attendance is requested and appreciated to support the museum and cultural center. Food, drinks, t-shirts and coffee mugs will be sold to help us support the museum.
Our guest speaker will be noted professor and author Dr. Kwando Mbiassi Kinshasa, Chairperson of the African American Studies Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, author of many books including the "Man from Scottsboro." Dr. Kinshasa will present the story of Clarence Norris. Hear the recorded voice of Clarence Norris as he shares his experiances as one of the "Scottsboro Nine." Faculty profile of Dr. Kinshasa: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/africanamerican/facultyprofile/kinshasa.asp
"Juneteenth is a day on which honor and respect is paid for the sufferings of slavery. It is a day on which we acknowledge the evils of slavery and its aftermath. On Juneteenth we talk about our history and realize because of it, there will forever be a bond between us." Read more about Juneteenth and its historical meanings: http://www.juneteenth.com/aboutjuneteenth.htm