At Town Hall Ceremony
Friday, June 17th At 9 A.M.
Laura R. Hoydick will join local officials to recognize Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, at a ceremony on the steps at Town Hall on Friday, June 17th, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
The event will feature remarks by Jeffrey Fletcher, founder of the Stratford African American History Museum, as well as Deborah Caviness, of the Southern Connecticut Black Chamber of Commerce. Juneteenth Co-Founder Cynthia Griffin and Dr. William B. Sutton, III, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Stratford will also be speaking.
Juneteenth, alternatively known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, recognizes nation-wide the June 19th, 1865 date that Union General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, TX, that all previously enslaved people in Texas – the most remote part of the former Confederacy- were free.
All residents are invited to attend this event.