( Sat., Jun. 19, 2021 )
Performed by Margaret Partridge, director
Harvey Hill, Dix Park, , Raleigh, NC 27603
Violin Vigil to commemorate black lives lost. This is part of Juneteenth observations at Dix Park.
The Capital City Juneteenth Celebration, June 19th from 1 - 5:00 pm on Harvey Hill at Dix Park, starts off with United Strings of Color's acclaimed Violin Vigil that incorporates music and poetry to commemorate Black Lives lost. If you have missed the Vigils they performed on May 1, 5 and 25, this is your chance! It will also be a live-streamed event. Watch at https://www.facebook.com/Juneteenthraleigh/
The theme for this celebration is "Preserving the Past, Moving it Forward." During this event the mission is "To celebrate the freedom of formerly enslaved African Americans by acknowledging their history and achievements through commemorative and historical services and activities."
Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and food on Harvey Hill at Dix Park. The address is 693 Palmer Drive Raleigh 27603.
The complete schedule of events is below.
The full program is as follows:
12:55 Jonathan Olu-Taylor-Djembe Drummer
1:00 - Prayer and Opening Remarks: Rev. James White, Dix Park representative & Rep. Abe Jones
1:15 United Strings of Color
2:00 Guest Speakers: The Occasion - Earl I James & The United States Colored Troops & The Emancipation - Ernest Dollar, City of Raleigh Museum
2:15 We Dance Theatre Project in "Bid 'em Up"
2:30 Guest Speakers: Dr. Paulette Dillard, Shaw University President, Dr. Brian Ralph, Peace University President, & Dr. Josiah Sampson, III, St. Augustine's University Provost and VP
2:45 Terry Minor, EWI and Saxophone
3:15 Guest Speakers: Ned Hunter Family Reunion Representatives
3:30 Constance Prince and the Project Band
4:00 Guest Speakers: Dr. Valerie Johnson and Angie Thorpe, African American Heritage Commission, * Dr. E. B. Palmer Award for Excellence in History - Earl Ijames, Museum of History
4:15 Lyric Rock, Pop, and Funk Band