City of Greenville to Host 3rd Annual Juneteenth Event at Unity Park

The City of Greenville is honored to host its 3rd annual Juneteenth at Unity Park presented by TD SYNNEX’s BRG, Beacon in partnership with Urban League of the Upstate, The Greenville County Section of National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

3rd Annual Juneteenth Schedule

9:30 AM: Swamp Rabbit Trail from Falls Park to Unity Park

The Greenville community is invited to join us beginning with a walking parade on the Swamp Rabbit Trail from Falls Park to Unity Park. The parade will kick-off with remarks from Dr. Gail Wilson Awan with the Urban League of the Upstate and a poetry reading by local poet, Moody Black, and will conclude at Unity Park with a dance performance by Vaughn Newman.

10:30 AM: Discussion Panel inside the Prisma Health Welcome Center
Following the parade, guests will be invited inside the Prisma Health Welcome Center for a program featuring national and regional speakers discussing Martin Luther King Jr.’s book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Additional performances throughout the program will include local musicians, Loretta Holloway “South Carolina’s Official First Lady of Song” and Sincere, a theatrical performance by South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities alumni and a poetry reading by Poet Laureate Glenis Redmond.

Moderators: Dr. Feliccia Smith and Charnise Mangle
Pastor Curtis Johnson
Dr. Henry Whitlow
Rev. Vinson Royal
Davida Mathis
Keynote Closing: Janice Mathis, Esquire the General Council for National NCNW

Noon to 2 PM: Food and local resource showcase
To round out the celebration, McCoy’s BBQ and Sassy’s Shaved Ice, along with local resource organizations, will be set up outside the Prisma Health Welcome Center for all to enjoy lunch and community.

Local Resource Organizations: 
Community Remembrance Project
Loretta Holloway
Family Search
NAACP Voter Engagement
Legacy Early College
Family Search (located inside the Prisma Health Welcome Center)

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Written by the City of Greenville.