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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Hosts 15th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will host Juneteenth Culture Fest 2010: Homecoming, on Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. In Birmingham, BCRI hosts the FREE annual event to celebrate liberty and justice for all while increasing awareness about the historical significance of the event.

“We are excited to provide this family festival free of charge to the community,” said Lesley Bruinton, BCRI Head of Communications. “From great musical acts to vendors to children’s activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
 
This year’s celebration, features on the main stage in the Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion: vibrant gospel choirs, dynamic Jazz, Reggae, and R&B bands.
BCRI has hosted the FREE Juneteenth Celebration since 1995.
 
For more information, contact Lesley Bruinton, Head of Communications at (205) 328-9696, extension 211.
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10:00 am BCRI Galleries & Gift Store Opens
11:00 am Juneteenth Celebration Begins
11:15 am Walking on Water Christian Church Center (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
11:45 am Rebirth Christian Fellowship (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
12:15 pm Hawkins Park White Diamonds (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
12:30 pm C.H.I.C.A.N. George (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
12:45 pm Kid’s Dance Contest (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
1:00 pm Trenisha Christian (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
1:20 pm Old School Dance Contest (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
1:45 pm On Purpose (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
2-4 pm Twinkles the Clown – Face painting (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
2:30 pm Shaheed (until 2:55 pm) (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
3:00 pm Juneteenth Fashion Flair (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
Sponsored by UPGRADE Magazine
3-5 pm Larry the Magic Man (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
3:55 pm Neo Jazz Collective (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
4:45 pm The Divide (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
5:20 pm Culture Dred (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
6:05 pm Tekneek (Kelly Ingram Park Pavilion)
6:50 -8 pm BLOCK PARTY featuring DJ Salsa (Sixteenth Street North)
 

Contact: Lesley Bruinton
Phone 205.328.9696, ext. 211
Fax 205.251.6104
E-mail: lbruinton@bcri.org


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