Saturday, June 21, 2014, is the date for this year’s “Juneteenth Event” the day African Americans celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. The theme is “Civil Rights in America,” and it will be held at the “New” Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., rain or shine.
Entertainment, food, games, cultural and historical displays, vendors, exhibitors, family reunions, music and a tour of the historical Gethsemane Cemetery will be highlights of the day. For information call Theodora S. Lacey (201-833-9180), Arnold E. Brown (201-745-6975) or Lillian Lewis (201-833-9112).
This exciting event is important for everybody. Today’s violations of the civil rights of recent immigrants are a continuation of the violations that were perpetrated against enslaved Africans over three hundred years. The first step to change is understanding the causes and the issues. Come for an education and stay to have fun!