Join us on Thursday, June 17, 2021 for Juneteenth Celebration at Trinity Parish Church. The event is in recognition of Juneteenth and it’s impact in St. Augustine. It is part of a summer long lecture series held in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the church’s first service in October 1821.
The freedom of African Americans from slavery in the U.S. in 1865 is celebrated on Juneteenth, June 19. It is made up of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth’. It is on this day, more than 155 years ago, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas to inform slaves that slavery had been abolished.
Free and Open to the Public
6:30pm — Doors Open
6:30pm-7:00pm — musicians Stephan the Cello Man and Frog will perform their mesmerizing brand of instrumental music as a prelude.
7:00pm — The Witness – a dramatic, one person play by Lee Weaver. Featuring Lee and Nan Weaver, the play is about the 1964 events of civil unrest on the square in downtown St. Augustine. Based on the real events surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King’s visit.