June 6, 2018

Montgomery County to Host 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration with a Barbecue, Entertainment and Award Ceremony

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The County’s 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration is scheduled for Friday, June 15. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:25 p.m. The event will be held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts located at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown.

The free event, hosted by County Executive Ike Leggett, highlights the contributions of African Americans who are living legends in our community. The program focuses on the service of the honorees whose contributions are in various fields including business, health, media, sports, education, law, ministry, community organizations, medicine or the arts. These residents have shaped the cultural heritage and richness of our African American community.

After the ceremony and program, an old-fashioned barbecue dinner will be served, followed by a special presentation of the acclaimed movie Marshall. The film looks at the achievements of young Thurgood Marshall whose legal genius in Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, paved the way for the most impactful victory in the quest for freedom and equality in the history of the United States since the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Throughout the program, Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological & Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) winners of the Montgomery County NAACP Branch will provide entertainment.

For more information and registration go to montgomerycountymd.gov/humanrights.