WNLK 1350 AM and JEH-Productions are presenting the “The Sound of Freedom” event to commemorate Juneteenth at the Carver Community Center on Saturday, June 10, 2017, 6 PM. The celebration is under the direction of James E. Hinton, founder of JEH-Productions. Fairfield County radio DJ “Big T” of WNLK Radio 1350AM will join Mr. Hinton in producing the Juneteenth event that will offer an evening of music, dance, skits, and Gospel Quartet Singing for all ages. The Northern Gates, Vizion Muzik, The Gospel Luzins, and the Grace Baptist Men’s Chorus will be among the performances at “The Sound of Freedom” Juneteenth celebration. The term Gospel Quartet refers to 4-point harmonizing voices, singing spiritual and switching parts simultaneously. Tickets in advance or at the door are $15 per person. For reservations and tickets call: 203-873-0446 / 203-504-2189 / 203-923-6864 / or 917-348-9930.
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a national holiday that commemorates the June 19,1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Officially celebrated on June 19, the word is a combination of "June" and "nineteenth". Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in 45 of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.