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International Civil Rights Center & Museum Release Juneteenth Plans

11:55 AM, Jun 11, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC - The month of June is historic when it comes to Civil Rights.  Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, but is really a worldwide celebration.

Tuesday on the Good Morning Show, The International Civil Rights Center and Museum (ICRCM) announced a full week of events leading up to the anniversary of the historic day.

Skip Alston, co-founder of the ICRCM laid out the plan for the city-wide Celebration of Unity.  It is the first annual community-wide Ecumenical Service where churches, choirs and praise dancers will come together for a day of unity in spirit.

Alston announced the Gospel Concert will feature world renowned gospel artist Vickie Winans.  It is Sunday, June 16th at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Greensboro.  The free concert is from 4 to 6pm.

Alston also announced the details for the George C. Simkins Junior Memorial Golf Classic.  It's Saturday, June 15th at Greensboro's Bryan Park Golf Course.  Pro-golfer Jim Thorpe and Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins are the honorary co-chairs.

WFMY News 2 is partnering with the Civil Rights Center and Museum for an all day telethon on June 19th.  Funds raised will help support the Museum's new initiative, Building A Better America Through Core Democratic Values.  Join guests Rev. Jesse Jackson, Fantasia, Sandra Hughes and Lee Kinard.  You can call 336-274-9199 to pledge your support.  And be sure to check out the International Civil Rights Center & Museum's website for more on formation on the initiative.



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