The Alabama Conference of Black Mayors Meeting and City of Prichard Juneteenth Jubilee

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You are cordially invited to join the Alabama Conference of Black Mayors for its quarterly meeting in Prichard.  Alabama is days away from two significant events, The Republic of Benin, West Africa Delegation traveling to South Alabama and the Juneteenth Celebration. The Juneteenth has been celebrated for nearly 150 years. It signifies the total abolition of slaves in the United States of America since June 19, 1856. In 1856, Africa Town was established in Mobile and Prichard, Alabama by members of the last cargo of slaves brought to the United States. In 1985, the Alabama legislature officially recognized Africa Town as a historic area and made provisions for its establishment as a State Park. Located in Africa Town Heritage Ground is a bust of the beloved late former Mayor of the City of Prichard, John Smith.

John Smith was the first Alabama official to visit Benin in 1982. Next to John is a bust of Kazoola Lewis, the last survivor of the voyage on the slave ship. The search for the last American Slave ship is over. The Clotilde, from Benin. The wreck of the schooner Clotilda, believed to be the last know ship to bring enslaved people to the USA from Africa, has been found in Alabama’s Mobile River. The voyage represented one of the darkest eras of modern history and is a profound discovery of the tangible evidence of history. The Alabama Conference of Black Mayors meeting and Juneteenth celebration will kick off in Prichard on June 13th 14th and 15th. The celebration, will be held at the A.J. Cooper Municipal complex and begins on Thursday June 13th 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
The 2-day symposium will include workshops on Economic, Education, Tourism, and Culture. Thank you for your consideration. We hope you can join us. Tentative Agenda Thursday, June 13th 2019 4:00- 6:00 p.m.                                 Arrival of Guest- Delegation from West Africa 6:00- 9:00 p.m.                                Meet and Greet and Welcome Reception: Descendants from the last                                                          Slave ship and Delegation from West Africa, Hosted by, Honorable Mayor                                                               Jimmie Gardner Friday, June 14th 2019 8:00- 9:00 a.m.                                 Registration and Breakfast 9:00- 10:00 a.m.                               Greetings 10:00 a.m.12: 00 p.m.                    Roundtable Discussion: Education, Economics, Tourism.
Culture                                                                 Presenters:                                                                                                        Black Heritage Council, Twinning Commission, The Alabama Conference of Black Mayors, The World Conference of Mayors, The Historical Black Towns and Settlements, Historical Black Colleges and Universities, Mobile Chamber of Commerce.   12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.                     Lunch 2:00- 4:00 p.m.                                 Meeting with the Africa Town Descendants and Tour of the Clotilde Site 4:00- 7:00 p.m.
                                Spiritual Enlighten 4:00-6:00 p.m.                                   Break, Rest, Relax 7:00- 10:00 p.m.                               Juneteenth Gala (Attire) African Attire Saturday, June 15th 2019 8:00- 9:00 a.m.                                 Breakfast 9:00- 10:00 a.m.                               The Alabama Conference of Black Mayors Meeting 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.                     Juneteenth Jubilee Picnic 4:00- 6:00 p.m.                                 Roundtable and Networking 6:00- 8:00 p.m.                                 VIP Dinner Sunday, June 16th 2019                        .

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