Twelve years ago, White Plains joined the growing number of American cities commemorating Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration observing the end of slavery in the United States.
In 2003 the State of New York proclaimed that June nineteenth is to be known as Juneteenth Freedom Day. Shortly there after the White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee was formed with the support of Mayor Joseph Delfino, County Legislator Lois Bronz, the White Plains Common Council and African American civic leaders, clergy, community activists and local residents.
White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee Members
WHITE PLAINS JUNETEENTH HERITAGE, INC.
Immediate Past Chairman
Theodore Lee, Jr.
Sylvester Price, III
Ministers Fellowship Council of White Plains and Vicinity
Charlie C. Booth
Ronald A. Jackson