Freedom Week | Annual Harry C. Tartt Ecumenical Service

2050 Thornton Ave, Gulfport, MS 39501
(601) 544-0043
  • Presented By: City of Gulfport & Gulfport City-Wide Juneteenth Celebration Committee
  • Dates: June 19, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free admission

The Gulfport Juneteenth Griots Society is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Harry C. Tartt Ecumenical Service, a vibrant gathering of community organizations, churches, and clergy, dedicated to celebrating Afro-American heritage and promoting unity within the Gulfport community.

The service, scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, at Morning Star Baptist Church, will feature an inspiring lineup of speakers focusing on Afro-American education and history. Distinguished guests will share insights and perspectives aimed at honoring the past, empowering the present, and shaping the future of the community.

In addition to thought-provoking presentations, attendees can expect an array of cultural entertainment showcasing the rich and diverse tapestry of Afro-American traditions. From music and dance to poetry and storytelling, the event promises to be a dynamic celebration of culture and creativity.

One of the highlights of the service will be a heartfelt memorial honoring community trailblazers who have made significant contributions to the advancement of Afro-American culture and society. Their legacies will be remembered and celebrated, serving as inspiration for generations to come.

Furthermore, the service will shine a spotlight on social justice and advocacy organizations that are actively working towards creating a more equitable and inclusive society. Their dedication and commitment to positive change will be recognized and applauded during the event.

The Gulfport Juneteenth Griots Society extends a warm invitation to all members of the community to join in this momentous occasion. Together, let us embrace our shared heritage, celebrate our achievements, and reaffirm our commitment to building a brighter future for all.

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