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June 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Burnt Hill Park, 150 East Street
Sponsored by Hebron Coalition on Diversity and Equity (CoDE), in collaboration with Hebron Parks & Recreation’s Hebron Day, RHAM Middle and High School, Douglas Library, and ShopBlackCT, this Juneteenth Celebration will commemorate this national holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States.
Learn about Hebron’s proud story of helping to free an enslaved couple (Cesar and Lois Peters), about the path to freedom for all African Americans, and the ongoing work necessary to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the benefits of living and working in equitable, vibrant and diverse communities.
A variety of educational, interactive and fun activities will be offered for children, youth and adults, to be held in and around the historic Peters House in Hebron. These include:
- EvaE Peart and Nia Arts – drumming and dancing (audience invited to participate!)
- Nekita Waller – singer, songwriter, CT State Troubadour
- Hartford’s Proud drum, drill and dance corp
- Tours of the Peters’ House/information about the history of slavery – local, state and national
- Presentations/artwork by RHAM Middle and High School students
- Kids’ activities – Story Walk, quilt square making, geocache/scavenger hunt, face painting, more
- 9:30 – 10am – Dedication of African American section of Wall Street Cemetery, with descendants of Cesar Peters and town officials
- 2 – 4pm – Archeological dig activity hosted by State Archeologist Sarah Sportman at Witness Stones Project site, Wall Street