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Clarksville Community Black History Council to celebrate Emancipation August 8th-10th

Emancipation ProclamationClarksville, TN – Starting August 8th through August 10th there will be a series of events to celebrate Emancipation sponsored by the Clarksville Community Black History Council

On Thursday, August 8th, there will be a Spiritual Convocation at Greater Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 7:00pm.

“Sixteen pastors have been selected across racial, cultural and church denominational lines will discuss four areas connected to the emancipation: bondage, slavery, freedom and unity,” said Pastor Jerry Jerkins.

Abraham Lincoln statement on slavery.

There will be special music provided by a 100 plus black men chorus.

At 7:00pm Friday, August 9th,

Youth and the Emancipation will be presented at First Missionary Baptist Church’s Emmanuel Life Center on Friday, August 9th starting at 7:00pm.

“A group of young people has been selected to lead a hot topic discussion,” stated Jerkins. The event will include music, dance and historic narrations. Parents, children and seniors are encouraged to attend.

On Saturday, August 10th, there will be a Celebration Festival at Edith Pettus Park from 10:00am til 6:00pm.

There will be food, entertainment, softball games, kids’s rides and vendors.

All events are free.

For more information, call Pastor Jerry Jerkins at 932.220.1522.


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