The two-day event celebrates the historical significance of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in ending slavery and promotes unity through cultural inclusion and nonprofit resource outreach in the community.
5 p.m., opening and Voices from the Past;
5:30 p.m., The Visit Hagerstown and Washington County Twilight Criterium bike race, Joe Jefferson;
6 to 8 p.m., DJ Anthony Flournoy with socially conscious karaoke;
8 to 9:30 p.m., SMUENT — BigChuck The Landlord Comedy Show.
Hagerstown Community Leaders lending their voices to remind us of our past is as follows:
Dr. Michael H Parsons, Morgan State University
Brittany Wedd, Executive Director of the Discovery Station-Hagerstown
SGT Carly Hose, SRO Supervisor/Public Information Officer, Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Pastor Donald L. Marbury – Ebenezer AME-Hagerstown
Elizabeth Howe, CA, Reference Librarian, and Certified Archivist, Washington County Free Library
Scott Nicewarner, City Administrator of Hagerstown
Mayor Emily Keller, City of Hagerstown
City of Hagerstown-Councilwoman Shelley Thomas McIntire
Rev. Robert Burnett, Ebenezer Ame Church-Hagerstown
Pastor Les Mcintosh, IMPACT Ministries-Hagerstown
First Lady Danita McIntosh, IMPACT Ministries-Hagerstown
Tricia Morris DeLashmutt, Meritus Home Health-RN
Brian Bearese, Meritus Home Health-RN
Christopher Adams, KTS Mental Health Group, Inc. (Thrive)
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS KARAOKE – DJ TONY & VocalExpressions, Mr. Eddie Peters
COMEDY SHOW – Bigchuck Thelandlord
Clergy and people of faith are wanted to participate in this walk! This is to show our unity in faith on this important day.
Noon to 2 p.m., Music on the Plaza and History Through Character’s — Who Am I?;
2:30 to 4:30 p.m., DJ Gifted Son featuring Afro-Fusion Dance directed by Kulture Shock Movement, Anastasia Akuffo-Afful and general public line dancing;
5 to 6 p.m., DJ Troy Gandy with gospel sounds;
6:15 to 7 p.m., live music with Minister Mark Grimsley;
7:15 to 9:30 p.m. The African-American Experience through Song and Dance with vocalist Daisha Watson and dancer Desini Wilks.