White Plains Celebrates Freedom with Juneteenth Gala and Festival (Source: The Examiner News)

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

June 17, 2013

Source: The Examiner News

The White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee had the opportunity this year to share the cultural significance of Juneteenth with the larger community. Under the notable leadership of Chairman Bernie Thombs, The White Plains First Annual Juneteenth Awards Gala and 9th Annual Heritage Festival allowed the whole community to come together and celebrate. Juneteenth’s theme this year was “Drums of Freedom”- Always Faithful, and both events were characterized by the Afrocentric elements of the drums and the collective spirit.

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