It Old School Dance Party
It's almost here! Get your bell bottoms from out
the back of your closet and dust off those
platform shoes cause this Saturday is the KICKIN
IT OLD SCHOOL
DANCE PARTY fundraiser presented by the
We will have costume and dance contests with
prizes from Younkers at Northpark Mall and Royal
Neighbors of America Chapter 20028.
There will be tacos and Gumbo for
purchase, along with drinks and a cash bar.
Support the NAACP's efforts to bring equality
and justice to all citizens, enjoy great music
by Aretha Franklin, Joe Texx and James Brown and
GET DOWN WIT IT! this Saturday.
Tickets: $8 at the door and advance
tickets are just $5.
Location: River Music Experience
| 129 N. Main
Time: 8pm to Midnight
Shirleen Martin at
June 19, 1865, the Union
General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston,
Texas, to inform inhabitants of the Civil War's
end two months earlier. Two and a half years
after Abraham Lincoln signed the
Emancipation Proclamation, Granger's General
Order #3 finally
freed the last 250,000 slaves whose bondage, due
to the minimal Union presence in the region, had
been essentially unaffected by Lincoln's
- which was quickly shortened to
"Juneteenth" among celebrants
- has become the African American
addendum to our national Independence Day.
Juneteenth jubilees remind us, the Emancipation
Proclamation did not bring about emancipation,
and the prevailing portrayal of Independence Day
ignores the ignominious incidence of slavery
Click here to get more information about the
2013 Quad Cities Juneteenth day.