Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Join Fairfax NAACP for the Second Annual Juneteenth celebration. The event recognizes the largest private emancipation of the enslaved, commemorates the cemetery where many of the freed are interred, and visits the site where blacks and whites worshiped as early as 1775.
Come hear the story of Robert Carter Ill's emancipation of 500 enslaved people in the 1790s and the freed community at this site. Bull Run had one of the earliest Baptist Churches in the region and its cemetery.
Hear an inspirational message by our guest speaker, Bishop Brett Fuller, Washington Commanders Chaplain and founder of Grace Covenant Church.
More about the incredible and inspirational story of the people who once lived and died at this forested location behind the Atlantis Waterpark can be viewed in this video.
There will also be a Black Expo, a children's activity, and recognition of descendants of Henry and Jemima Harris and Robert Carter III in attendance.
* Attendees are asked to bring gently used toddler and early reading children's books for donation to Centreville United Methodist Church's local literacy ministry.*
This event is free and open to the public; meet at the Atlantis Waterpark parking lot. 7700 Bull Run Drive Centreville, VA 20121