On the Road: Red Hook Art Project to host 'We Are Our Ancestors Wildest Dreams' Juneteenth event
Founded in 2009, the Red Hook Art Project is a non-profit organization that provided free art, music and other services to children living in the area.
Children involved in the group created fashions that will be showcased Saturday in Coffey Park for Juneteenth.
While developing the show, kids sat with mentors to perfect their craft, while also learning what their ancestors went through so they could participate in programs like these.
"It's really important for students, especially students of color to understand where they come from and not to just worry about the negativity that is impacting themselves or their communities, but to really think about where they come from, to think about the ancestors who fought for them to have this freedom, the people who are on the ground as black and brown leaders to give them more opportunities to be creative and to tell their truth and to walk in their pride. So it's a good time to bring people together to educate them on who we are as Black people," says Tiffiney Davis, of Red Hook Art Project.
The event titled "We Are Our Ancestors Wildest Dreams" will start at 3 p.m.
More than 250,000 slaves were freed in Texas on June 19, 1865. This was two years after the Emancipation Proclamation and a few months after the death of President Abraham Lincoln.
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