Opal Lee hoping to make it a national holiday BY TEVIN STINSON THE CHRONICLE Ninety-year-old Opal Lee is on a mission to get President Barack Obama’s attention before he leaves
Last Saturday, the annual Juneteenth Festival took a new twist.
Two outstanding community leaders were honored for their contributions to the city of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County last Thursday during the Juneteenth Luncheon held at the Old Salem Visitor Center.
The St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens in partnership with Winston-Salem State University will host a luncheon on Thursday, June 16, in celebration of Juneteenth, the country’s longest-running observance of the abolition of slavery.
In photo above: Fifth Street was lined with vendors for Juneteenth in Winston-Salem on Saturday, June 20. (Photo by Todd Luck)
In photo above: The crowd at the St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens on Thursday, June
The Juneteenth Luncheon commemorated the 150th anniversary of emancipation from slavery with accounts from those who experienced it, read by
In photo above: Joycelyn V. Johnnson (Submitted photo) Special to The Chronicle The St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem
Locals mark Juneteenth (pictured above: Residents enjoy Saturday’s Juneteenth street festival.) The city’s annual Juneteenth festival celebrated a landmark anniversary