Consecration of the African Burial Ground: Vancortlandt ParkSaturday, June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Saturday, June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Consecration of the African Burial Ground: Vancortlandt Park
On Juneteenth, in gratitude for the sacrifice of the African Ancestors who built what is now Van Cortlandt Park, the African Burial Ground in the park will be consecrated.
Proceedings hosted by cultural consultant Peggy King Jorde
Libation Ceremony by Chief Baba Neil Clarke
Live Music by Bronx Arts Ensemble
Traditional Negro Spirituals by soloist Beverly Fleming-Camejo
Remarks by Artist and Historian Kamau Ware, Black Gotham Experience
Benediction by Rev. Dr. Hermon L. Darden, Senior Pastor, St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church
Ceremony will be livestreamed on Facebook Live.
This program is presented respectfully by Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, Van Cortlandt House Museum, Kingsbridge Historical Society, and the Enslaved People Project Task Force Steering Committee with NYC Parks.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.