Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area (BGCCA) participated in a public Juneteenth Celebration at Crossgates Mall in Albany on Monday, June 20th (public observed holiday).
Juneteenth (June 19) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States originating in Galveston, Texas in 1865.
The event was emceed by David Gordon Jr, BGCCA Program Manager at the Albany Clubhouse. Entertainment included performances of the U.S. National Anthem and Black National Anthem, as well as dance, sketch and spoken word pieces.
BGCCA featured two organizational highlights: Freight Farm, our hydroponic farm built inside of a shipping container at the Troy Clubhouse, and Ultimate Journey, our outdoor adventure program. For more information and resources related to the Black Community please visit our Black Lives Matter page.
Watch the recap video or scroll down to see each individual performance as well as the photo gallery.
2022 Juneteenth video recap:
The U.S. National Anthem:
Lift Every Voice and Sing (Black National Anthem):
Spoken Word Performance: