Juneteenth: A Musical Celebration
​​​​First African Baptist Church
23 Montgomery Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Pastor Thurmond N. Tillman, Officers and Members of the the Historic First African Baptist Church extend to you an invitation to join us on Sunday, June 16th (Father’s Day) for a Jazz Concert celebrating 250 years of African American Music.

This Musical Event will take us from the earlier Slave Songs of our Ancestors, Stride Piano, Blues, Jazz Big & Swing Bands, Soul, Gospel, Disco, R & B and even Hip Hop.

You will hear music from Thomas Dorsey, Count Basie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane. Sam Cook, James Brown, Earth, Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye and Roberta Flack, just to name a few. You never know who will show up.

Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed.

The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.
Location
First African Baptist Church
23 Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Date & Time
June 16, 2024, 6:00 PM

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