First parade among Juneteenth events happening in Greater Boston

First parade among Juneteenth events happening in Greater Boston this weekend

JENNIF:ER THANK YOU. FROM BLOCK PARTIES LEIK THIS ONE LAST NIGHT TO PICNICS, PARADES, AND POETRY SLA,MS JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS ARE HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND ALL OVER BOSTON, THE SUBURBS ANBED YOND. RHONDELLA: JOINING US W NO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THOSE BIG EVTSENS I ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF THE JUNETEENTH COMMITTEE. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BIG EVENT ISTH WEEKEND, YOUR SPEAKERS AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE THIS MORNING. >> THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING. HARD ENTVE IS THE BOSTON JUNETEENTH COMMIEETT AND THE NATIONAL CENTER OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTIS.TS THIS IS OUR TH12 ANNUAL JUNETEENTH EMANCIPATION OBSERVANCE, AND WHAT WE DO, EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT THE CELEBRATION, AND I DON’T TO SAY THE FRIVOLITY OF IT ALL, BUT WE EDUCATE AND REFLECT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME, BUT WE REVERENCE WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. EVERY YEAR WE HAVE A KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AND THIS YEAR, MAN OTHER THAN U.S. ATTORNEY RACHLAE ROLLINS WILL BE OUR SPEAKER. THAT WILL BE ON OUR FORMAL PROGRAM. WE HAVE A VERY GOOD, MAYBE 90 MINUTES OR LS,ES OF A FORMAL PROGRAM, BUT PRIOR TO THAT, WE HAVE A FIRST TIME. . THE REASON WE ARE HAVING THE PADERA IS MORE OF A NEIGHBORHOOD AND REVERENCE FOR THE FACT THAT THIS — IT IS MICUS TO MY EARS, SO WE HAVE A SHORT PARADE THAT IS GOINGO T START AT THE ROCKS BOYS A GNDIRLSB C — ROXBURY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB ON WARREN, AND IT WILL TAKE A RIGHT ON WALNUT AVENUE AND GO TO THE MUSEUM AT WALTNU AND CROFTON. 300 WALNUT AVENUE. ON THE GROUNDS, THEY WILL OPEN AT 2:30 WITH VENRSDO TO RECEIVE EVERYONE, RETAIL AND FOOD VENDORS. THERE WILL BEHE T 54TH THERE TO EDUCATE THE WOMEN, MEN, AND CHILDREN ABOUTHE 54TH. WE ARE ALSO GOING TO HE STORYTELLING FOR THE CHILDREN. WE ARE GOING TO VEHA THE MASS MOBILE, AND THE WORKS. JENNIFER: SOUNDS LIKE A LOT IS GOING ON. THIS IS YOUR 12TH YEAR HOSTGIN THE EVT.EN BRIEFLY, HOW HAS IT CHGEAND, HOW HAS IT EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS? >> WELL, IT HAS EVOLVED — I AM TRYING TO HOLD BACK TEARS. IT HAS EVOLVED BECAUSE FROM THE PERSONAL STANDPOINT OF JUST DOING IT AND HOPING THAT THE STESAT, ALL OF THE STATES WOULD COME ON BOARD AND SO FORTH, AND JUST — I DO NOT WANT TO CALL IT FULL CIRCLE BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO, BUT TO COME ALL THE WAY TO MAKE IT A NATIONAL HOLIDAY WHERE PEOPLE WILL GET OFF ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH PAY, THIS IS LIKE THE FOURTH OF JULY. I MEAN, THIS IS –ND A MEAN — AND MY GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN ARE EIGHTH GENERATIONS. MY GREAT, GATRE GRANDMOTHER TOLD MY GRANDMOTHER THAT SHE WAS ON A BOAT WHEN SHE WAS ABOUT FOUR YEARS OLD, DAN SHE HAD TWO BROTHERS, AND WE NEVER KNEW THE STORY OF THE BROTHERS. IT IS RYVE HARD IN TELLING THE STORIES OF WHAT HAPPENED BACK THEN, BUT TO SEE, TO KNOW THAT WHAT WE CAEDLL IT TO COME OVER ON A BOAT, AND THETON SEE MY MAMA HARRIET, BIG MOMMA ALL THE WAY DOWN TO MY GREAT, THIS IS POWERFUL .THE BOSTON JUNETEENTH COMTTMI GETS TOGETHER AND WE DO THIS THGIN AND EVERYONE WILL ENJOY IT, AND YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN SOMETHING AND REFLECT. RHONDEA:LL THANK YOU. WE KNOW YOU PUT YOUR HEART INTO THIS. HAVE A GREAT JUNETEENTH. >> TNKHA YOU. YOU, TOO. IT IS FOR EVERYONE. AMERICAN HISTORY. JENNIF:ER ABSOLUTELY. RHONDELLA: THE 12TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH EMANCIPATION OBSERVATION AGAINST TOMORROW AT 001: WITH THE PARADE, FOLLOWED BY A PROGRAM AT 4

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First parade among Juneteenth events happening in Greater Boston this weekend

A parade will march Sunday from Boston’s Nubian Square to the National Center of Afro-American Artists to celebrate the newest federal holiday in the U.S.

A parade will march Sunday from Boston’s Nubian Square to the National Center of Afro-American Artists to celebrate the newest federal holiday in the U.S.

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