Are you currently planning a Juneteenth celebration or considering planning one? Calling all Black History makers and celebrators! For a limited time only I am selling my Juneteenth Parade & Celebrations Planning Guide for $199!
Juneteenth, now officially Juneteenth National Independence Day commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people which occurred two and a half years after the emancipation proclamation and originated in Galveston, Texas. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. I am proud to have spearheaded local efforts for the past three years to make Juneteenth a federal holiday.
I have over a decade of planning and executing successful & inspiring events for my community, other organizations and businesses. I am also the founder of Evanston’s Annual Juneteenth Parade, Evanston Present and Future and Mari & Mari Enterprise which you can learn more about at http://www.kemonehendricks.com
Juneteenth is another initiative that I am extremely passionate about. I organized the very first Juneteenth Parade in 2020 and it was virtual due to the pandemic. I successfully pivoted to a virtual platform and executed an inspiring first ever Juneteenth parade with over 7,000 virtual attendees and sponsors.
In 2021 I organized the second Annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebrations which was in person. This resulted in participation of over 3,000 parade participants and sponsors as well as gaining national attention.
Then, on July 4th 2021 I planned another successful and inspiring event called “Juneteenth 4th” and hosted the grandmother of Juneteenth, Ms. Opal Lee after she joined Joe Biden at the White House to make Juneteenth a federal holiday!