Juneteenth Festival / The State of Black Women 

Women’s March Pennsylvania is thrilled to have been asked to be a sponsor for such an important conversation as “The State of Black Women” at the Juneteenth Festival, we’d love to have you join us this Saturday! 
“Johnson House is Philadelphia’s only documented station on the Underground Railroad (UGRR) operating as a museum. As a 240+ year-old farmhouse whose history of anti-slavery activity puts it at the center of the struggle for freedom in America, we have identified a compelling need in our local and national discourse for: the true story of the UGRR, embedded in the economy and politics of our developing nation and told through the viewpoints of African American leaders in that struggle; the complex stories of white and Quaker allies; and paying forward the core principles of the Johnson House story, bringing those principles into a call to action for social justice, in our own times.

On June 17, 2017, Johnson House Historic Site Inc. will celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. 2017 represents our eleventh annual Juneteenth Festival Celebration. The event begins at 11:00 am at 5109 Germantown Avenue, site of the State Marker commemorating the writing of the First Protest against Slavery. From there, a “Freedom Walk” parade will march up Germantown Avenue to Washington Lane and Johnson House to kickoff festivities.

Throughout the festival, guests will be able to shop among a host of vendors at a historic and cultural marketplace – and -view exhibits on freedom displayed throughout the block. Other festival activities will include historic site guided tours (Cliveden, Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust, Concord School House and Upper Burial Ground. Later in the day, festival attendees can enjoy our Pop-up Beer Garden and a panel discussion on the State of Black Women: Politics, Healthcare, Education, Economics, and Justice. The Panel will take place at Brand New Life Christian Center, 6301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. 2:00pm – 3:30pm.”



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