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The McLean County Museum of History and the  Bloomington-Normal Black History Project presents a
Virtual/Online Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM


    The Celebration will be conducted via ZOOM -
         ZOOM access code:   
Meeting ID: 960 0221 7234  Password: 62020

This year’s Theme:  STILL We RISE
key note speakers

Dr. Charles & Jeanne Morris
”How do we rise from Then to Now”


 This adjustment is due to the pandemic and need for social distancing.  Next year we plan to return to a traditional outdoor celebration with an array of singing, dancing, Speakers, Black History, Family & Children activities & food!



Juneteenth Celebration 2020  flyer FINAL

PROGRAM (subject to change)

  • Moderator: Frances Maddox

  • Prayer … Rev. D. Elliott Renfroe, Westminster Village Chaplin

  • Moment of Silence by All in Honor of George Floyd

  • Black National Anthem

  • Still I Rise … Willie Holton Halbert

  • Bloomington Normal Black History Project Video Presentation (BNBHP)

  • What is Juneteenth?  Jeff Woodard, Director Marketing & Community Relations

  • Spoken Word

  • Guest Speakers: Dr. Charles & Jeanne Morris, “How Do We Rise from Then to Now”

  • Emancipation Proclamation

  • Read by General Gordon Granger "19th of June", 1865 Galveston, TX


  • Presentation by 100 Black Men

  • “I Have A Dream Excerpt,” Rev. David Wayne Brown

  • Announcements

  • Final Remarks by Arlene, BNBHP Chairperson

  • Closing Prayer

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