OIB friend Doug Wade who owns Wade’s Dairy on Barnum Avenue urges support of Juneteenth Day on Saturday.
Bridgeport is a diverse city that has its fair share of challenges, but it is also the home for many who are seeking and achieving the American dream. The Juneteenth celebration is a national event that honors the sanctity of personal dignity that came with the end of slavery in the United States of America. On June 19th, 1865, the U.S. Army marched into Galveston, Texas and freed the last African Americans that remained enslaved. This date became a holiday celebration for the African American community and has been celebrated ever since as Juneteenth day.
Please join this freedom celebration in downtown Bridgeport at noon time on Saturday, June 8th. A wonderful parade of proud people will march, sing and dance through the streets of downtown Bridgeport. Bring your friends, children and anyone who believes that the American dream of opportunity exists for all people for all. The parade will end at McLevy Green where there will be a fun time for all.
I’ll be there, will you join me?