Juneteenth Celebration in the African American Cultural Garden
Juneteenth Celebration African American Cultural Garden Cleveland Ohio June 18, 2022
Before the ceremony began, two drummers originally from Senegal in West Africa played the drums at the annual Juneteenth celebration in the African American Cultural Garden in Cleveland Ohio.
Here is part of their performance.
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The annual Juneteenth celebration in the African American Cultural Garden began with the singing of Lift Every Voice and Sing.
Beverly Lloyd served as MC.
Carl Ewing, President of the African American Cultural Garden, welcomed the crowd to the annual Juneteenth celebration in the African American Cultural Garden.
He then introduced Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb who gave his remarks.
Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb
Kwanza Brewer led a Libation Ceremony to remember the ancestors who have gone before us and honor them.
Kwanza Brewer - Libation Ceremony
Judge Emmanuel Groves spoke and said we should be mindful that the new forms of slavery include illiteracy, poverty and the like.
Judge Emmanuel Groves
Kwanza Brewer and Beverly Lloyd from the Greater Cleveland Black Storytellers performed a story from the people of Lesotho at the annual Juneteenth celebration.
Beverly Lloyd and Kwanza Brewer
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The day continued with camaraderie, festivities and music. Enjoy these other images from Juneteenth 2022 in the African American Cultural Garden.
African American Cultural Garden Table
Jeff Johnson and Chris Ronayne
Dr. Wael Khoury, Mehmet Gencer, Judge Emmanuel Groves and Peter Lawson Jones
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