National Celebration of Freedom
Saturday, June 21, 2014
10 am ~ 7:00 pm
Taft Community Park
389 Downing Ave. Stockton, CA
Listen to US House Speaker Boehner share preparations for installation of the statue of Fredrick Douglass in the Emancipation Hall, United States Capitol, Washington, DC on Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
You are invited to join our 2013-2014 Stockton Juneteenth Committee expanding community outreach to build a broader educational component and cooperative economic value for our Juneteenth celebration in the heart of San Joaquin County.
The fierce and bloody battles to end chattel slavery throughout America, including Stockton and San Joanquin County included the honorable service of United States Colored Troops.
The history of Juneteenth is incomplete and meaningless without honoring all service members who paid the ultimate sacrafice, especially soldiers of African ancestry.
Together, we will compile the historic data of California Colored Troops who await official recognition of their participation and essential contribution to our ongoing journey toward freedom.
Stockton Juneteenth 2014
Our expanding committee will continue leading the way, presenting a more accurate and inclusive presentation of our legacy... Junetheenth: A National Freedom Celebration.
Everyone is invited to join us in the heart of our California Central Valley, in South Stockton to learn about our unique contribution to the forward flow of humanity.
2013-2014 Stockton Juneteenth Committee