The North Star Underground Railroad Museum at Ausable Chasm, NY, is seeking nominees for their North Country Juneteenth Colors of Freedom Community Award, which celebrates the region’s role in the fight against slavery. This year’s event will take place on June 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th.
This award will be given to person(s) who has honored an individual or organization in the Adirondack – North Country Region who has made a positive impact on African American members in the community and actively promoted the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The North Country 2023 Juneteenth Colors of Freedom Community Award is given on behalf of the Adirondack History Museum, Clinton County Historical Association, John Brown Farm, John Brown Lives, and the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association.
Juneteenth is now a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States which for many in the African American communities meant freedom.
Any individual, business, organization or politician who has made a positive impact on an African American community in the Adirondack-North Country and actively advocates for the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion can be nominated. The award will be a kick-off to the North Country 2023 Juneteenth Colors of Freedom celebration on June 17th.
Nomination forms for the North Country Juneteenth Colors of Freedom Community Award can be found online, or picked up from the North Star Underground Railroad Museum and the John Brown Farm. All forms must be received by May 31st.
For more information contact Jackie Madison at email@example.com or (518) 572-9552.
The North Star Underground Railroad Museum is located in the Town of Chesterfield Heritage Center in Essex County, NY.
Photo of North Star Underground Railroad Museum.