Flatbush’s Juneteenth March to Freedom explores crucial piece of African American history

It marked the first time the community was able to step foot on the Flatbush African Burial Grounds, a crucial piece of the local African American history.

News 12 Staff

Jun 17, 2023, 10:13 PM

Updated 402 days ago

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Elected officials, the Flatbush African Burial Grounds Coalition, and residents came together Saturday for the second annual Juneteenth March to Freedom.
The event marked the first time the community was able to step foot on the Flatbush African Burial Grounds, a crucial piece of the local African American history, and where the festivities took place.
The land, located at the corner of Church and Bedford avenues, is where enslaved African Americans are buried. The grounds are managed by the Parks Department and prior to the event, no one was allowed to enter.
The celebration was sponsored by Assemblymember Brian Cunningham and Jouvert City International.
After the celebration, they marched to Prospect Park Lefferts Historic House spreading a message of freedom.


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