PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County's
Homewood-Brushton Center will partner with TRIO Student
Support Services and the black art expo to host the center's
second annual Juneteenth event on Wednesday, June 19, from
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The celebration will feature local
entrepreneurs and their wares, a Divine 9 step exhibition, a dance
team performance, spoken word tributes by CCAC students and
community members, a live DJ, an art show, free food, and
games and activities for children.
This event is designed to educate the community on the
importance of Juneteenth while celebrating the legacy of the late
slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who encouraged the creation of
businesses in the African American community and the value of
self-worth. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration
commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On
June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon
Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the
war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Today,
Juneteenth is enjoying phenomenal growth within communities
and organizations throughout the country.
"Last year's event was a huge success, and we think this
year's will be even bigger and better," said Chance
Wideman, success coach and coordinator, CCAC Homewood-Brushton
Center. "This is a great opportunity for the community to come
together and celebrate freedom while seeing what local
entrepreneurs and artists are doing to promote and cultivate the
appreciation of African American history and culture."
CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center is located at 701 N. Homewood
Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15208.
For more information, call Chance Wideman at 412.371.1600.