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Kathy T
1616 Ash Street
(North Memphis)
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the project

In 2020, Juneteenth Douglass will be celebrating its 29th YEAR in Douglass Park! We plan to bring the festival back to its former glory and the original
vision of the original producer, Glynn Johns Reed. Help OUR community be the CHANGE we need to grow OUR festival! Juneteenth Douglass started as juneteenth Memphis in 1991. Now it's evolved to Juneteenth Douglass.In recent years the festival was held down.  But we are trying to move it back to Douglass Park and recapture the vision of the original producer, Glynn Johns Reed.  

the steps

  1. Obtain Permits by March 15, 2020.
  2. Obtain Insurance by April 1, 2020.
  3. Make Arrangement for Staging and Other Supplies by April 1, 2020.
  4. Make Calls For Vendors by May 1, 2020.
  5. Book Stage Acts - May 1, 2020.
  6. 1st day festival, June 19, 2020.

why we're doing it

History tells us that in 1865 President Lincoln signed a bill that finally outlawed slavery.  But black people were still enslaved in the south for some time because of plantation owners are not willing to give up their free labor. In 1867, General Granger finally got the word to the last of the slaves in Galveston Texas.  It almost set off another Civil War. The president even had to send  U.S. troops to Texas to force slave owners to release their slaves. It's important that we know as much of our history as possible so as not to repeat it.  It's our duty to make sure we pass our stories down because they are not always written down. This festival helps keep our history current and gives our people some pride.


Permits- $750

Stage -$1600

Showcase- $1000

Venue Cost- $1500

Food- $1000

Staff Cost- $1000

SUBTOTAL = $6,850


ioby Platform Fee $35

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $374

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $225



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