The Holly Foundation is honored to have participated in the 5th Annual; Juneteenth celebrations held on June
17 - 19, in Jackson, MS. The celebration took place in part within the “Farish Street Neighborhood Historic District” promoting this year’s theme “Supporting Black Business Entrepreneurship" in the capital city. Several local Black-owned businesses participated, and provided the public with general information and samples of their goods! In support of this historical event and keeping with our mission, The Holly Foundation partnered with "Care4Me", a community outreach program designed to assist and educate low-income residents with primary healthcare knowledge and services, such as HIV screening and preventative measures. With such lovely weather as host, this successful event boasted, both high attendance and revenue.
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth. Today, this historical celebration occurs throughout cities across the nation, in honor of the emancipation of an estimated 4 million slaves in the United States. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the termination of American Slavery (1620 - 1865).
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( Left to right, front-row ), Cedric Whitaker, Juanita Davis (Director), assistant to Rob Jay,
Jacque Jones-Ainsworth, Yolanda Singletary, ( Left to right, back=row ), Rob Jay
( local television and radio personality ), Richard Mack, Michael Enoch.
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