Juneteenth Day of Freedom events to be held in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - The African American Museum of Southern Illinois will host Juneteenth events June 13-19.

The events include:

Monday, June 13

Meet at Rock Hill Baptist Church at 5 p.m. March down Main Street to Woodlawn Cemetery. Following a ceremony at the cemetery, return to Rock Hill via Walnut Street. A program will be held at Rock Hill Baptist Church featuring Marlene Rivera and Troupe.

Tuesday, June 14

  • Panel discussion on “The Busine$$ of Ballin’”
  • Time - 6 p.m.
  • Location - African American Museum of Southern Illinois in the University Mall

Wednesday, June 15

  • Juneteenth Lunch and Learn
  • Presenters - Anna Jackson, Austin Lane, Ph.D. and Lori Crenshaw Bryant, J.D.
  • Time - Noon
  • Location - Carbondale Civic Center

Thursday, June 16

  • Movie - “King Richard”
  • Time - Concession stand opens at 7 p.m. and movie starts at 8 p.m.
  • Location - Carbondale Super Block

Friday, June 17

  • Block Party
  • Time - 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Location - Eurma Hayes Center parking lot and Birch Street

Saturday, June 18

  • Parade - Starts on North Washington Street at Jackson Street to James & Thelma Walker Avenue to Wall Street. Activities will take place in Attucks Park after the parade
  • Time - Line up at 9:30 a.m. and start time is 10 a.m.
  • Grand Marshall - Dorothy Lewis

Sunday, June 19

  • Gospel Sing
  • Time - 3 p.m.
  • Location - SIU Student Center Auditorium

According to the museum, the events are free and open to the public.

For more information, you can contact the African American Museum at 618-457-2217.

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Amber Ruch

Amber has worked at KFVS for eight years.