Happy Juneteenth, Franklin County!
The FRCOG is commemorating Juneteenth and the contributions of Black residents of Franklin County today. Learn more about the history of African Americans in our nation and region, and about the holiday:
- Our Communities That Care Coalition’s ongoing celebration of Black Excellence (with a Juneteenth playlist!) can be found here: https://communitiesthatcarecoalition.com/black-excellence/
- For a good summary of the holiday, visit PBS: https://www.pbs.org/articles/learn-about-and-celebrate-juneteenth
- The book Mr and Mrs Prince tells the story of a local couple who met while enslaved in Deerfield. Lucy Terry Prince was the first known African American poet.
- Want to join the celebration? There is a local celebration Sunday noon -5 PM in Greenfield: https://www.recorder.com/Greenfield-to-host-inaugural-Juneteenth-celebration-on-Sunday-46810194 and a concert in Old Deerfield from 7-9 PM https://www.recorder.com/Historic-Deerfield-to-celebrate-Juneteenth-through-song-46793565