PCM celebrated the Morris County Juneteenth Freedom Day on Saturday, June 17. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in Texas (June 19, 1865) – two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed people who had been enslaved elsewhere in the U.S. This festival honors the resilience, solidarity, history, and culture of the Black community.
The public was invited to the PCM Chapel to hear from two local speakers about the history of Juneteenth and to interact with a panel of doctors from Atlantic Health as they discussed how African Americans can advocate for themselves in a patient encounter. The day also included live music, local artists, food, and resource tables on the Morristown Green and at Pioneer Plaza.
Photos taken by Bruce Frazier.