Elizabeth Evans, Cahoon & Cross
Phone: (757) 420-6944
-- "Harbor of Hospitality" Beckons with Juneteenth Celebration, Downtown Waterfront Market and More --
(Elizabeth City, NC, May 5, 2009) – When President Abraham Lincoln signed the "Emancipation Proclamation" Jan. 1, 1863, slaves in Texas did not receive the news until nearly two and-a-half years later, on June 19, 1865. The following year, the first observance of "Juneteenth" took place, and this celebration of freedom has since been embraced by communities throughout the United States.
Elizabeth City is no exception, and the River City Community Development Corporation (RCCDC) will host its 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 20 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Waterfront Park. A featured part of the celebration is the reading of the "Emancipation Proclamation," followed by speeches, songs and fellowship – along with delicious ethnic foods, craft sales, and children's activities. ...
In addition to its Juneteeth event, Elizabeth City has a number of great ways to celebrate summer ... [read more]