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From Wilberforce to Yellow Springs: Juneteenth Walk

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

We invite you to join the Yellow Springs Juneteenth Committee and the Daughters of the Underground on a 10-mile walk to honor the history of the Underground Railroad in Ohio and celebrate the emancipation of enslaved Black people in the United States in honor of Juneteenth 2022.

The walk will begin at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, on the grounds of Wilberforce University and Central State University, and culminate with a celebration in the Village of Yellow Springs.

Walkers will cross over hallowed ground where enslaved people forged their way to freedom after crossing the Ohio River. Landmarks along the walk route include the Conway Colony marker noting the settlement of a colony of Black people who journeyed from Virginia and settled in the Village of Yellow Springs.

REGISTRATION opens on April 6, 2022. ALL WALKERS must register on Eventbrite BY JUNE 3, 2022 to walk. If you have not pre-registered, you will not be able to participate.

The walk will take place from 8AM to 1PM with a culminating celebration

Venue

National Afro American and Cultural Center
1350 Brush Row Road
Wilberforce, OH 45384 United States
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