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June Events in Randolph County

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Check out our list of events across Randolph County for June 2023. We will continue to update this page as we add more events. If you are hosting an event, you'd like us to add to our event calendar, don't hesitate to let us know about it. Juneteenth A Juneteenth Memorial will be erected on Thursday, June 15; Friday, June 16; and Monday, June 19, in front of the Historic Randolph County Courthouse. The Memorial honors those individuals in Randolph County who were bought or sold into slavery. Using records from the county’s Register of Deeds as a source, the Memorial will display the names of more than 1,100 people — from infants to the elderly — how much they were bought and sold for or valued as, and the dates of these transactions. The memorial will be up ...
Juneteenth Events in Randolph County

Juneteenth Events in Randolph County

Events
ASHEBORO N.C. - Juneteenth, the oldest national holiday celebrating the ending of slavery in the United States takes place this month, and there are several events planned in Randolph County. Historian Smallwood returns to Asheboro library for Juneteenth talk Dr. Arwin Smallwood The history and importance of Juneteenth, which commemorates the 1865 proclamation announcing the end slavery in the United States, is the topic of a talk by Dr. Arwin Smallwood at the Asheboro Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Smallwood, chair of the History Department at North Carolina A& T State University, will talk about the impact of enslavement not just on African Americans, but on all Americans, and the historic effort require to abolish it. He will draw attention to slavery...