At Central Area Juneteenth, Pratt Park 6-16-18
The Juneteenth Special will air at noon on Saturday June 23rd.
Recorded live 6/16/18 from the Central Area Chamber of Commerce's long-running Juneteenth celebration from Pratt Park.
The hour long recap will feature commentary fromDecharlene Williams (The originator of this festival who passed away recently, this event was held in her honor), and:
* Captain John Hayes of the Seattle Police Department
* Wyking Garrett-Africatown Center for Education & Innovation / Blackdot
* Jazmyn Scott-Programs Manager for Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
* Lawrence Pitre- President of the Central Area Chamber of Commerce
* Tony Benton- Station Manager of RainierAvenueRadio.World,
* Artist Kibibi Monie
* Spoken word from the Freshest Roots Collective
* Musical tribute from the Gary Hammond Band
And an overview of the history of the Juneteenth holiday and its significance to all Americans as the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.