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28th Annual Juneteenth Celebration and Community Unity Walk (June 18, 2022)

This coming Saturday (June 18th, 2022) all are invited to participate in the 28th Annual Juneteenth Celebration and Community Unity Walk from Fuller Park to Wheeler Park. I hope to see you there!


Saturday June 18, 2022

10:00 AM - Community Unity March

from Fuller Park (1519 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, 48105)

to Wheeler Park (200 Depot St. Ann Arbor, 48104)

Free transportation available!


Noon - 6:00 PM - Wheeler Park Juneteenth Program & Activities

Entertainment

Hustle Lessons

Children's Activities

Vendors

Food

Cake Walk


More information can be found at http://annarborjuneteenth.com


From that website:

The Ann Arbor Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -NAACP- held it first Juneteenth Celebration in 1994. The branch began this celebration at the urging of Rev. Herbert Lowe, then pastor of the Church of the Good Shepard in Ann Arbor. The idea was to have a community event celebrated in Ann Arbor that was a joyful time in the life of African Americans. Wheeler Park, formerly Summit Park was chosen as the site for this celebration because it had been the center of an African American neighborhood in Ann Arbor. Wheeler Park was named in honor of Albert H. Wheeler, Ann Arbor's first and only African American mayor.