Lynnhaven School student performed at the Inaugural Juneteenth Commemoration at the University of Richmond
University of Richmond
June 21, 2022
Lynnhaven School student James McRae ‘27 performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the Inaugural Juneteenth Commemoration at the University of Richmond.
On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. He issued General Order No. 3 to inform enslaved people that they were free. This is why we celebrate Juneteenth. We honor the day all African Americans were free from the bondage of slavery.
Join Spider Athletics, Equity & Community, and Human Resources for a Juneteenth commemoration on Tuesday, June 21 at 1 p.m. in Cannon Memorial Chapel. The program will include remarks by historian Dr. Lauranett Lee, a special performance of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by community musicians with The Music Tree, and poetry readings by University of Richmond athletes.
Visit the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement's Summer Events & Volunteer Opportunities page for additional Juneteenth events in the Richmond region.
About Lynnhaven School
Lynnhaven School is Richmond's only progressive independent high school. The school was founded in 2010 by education leader Johnathan Harris. He wanted to build a HAVEN "that accepts students for who and where they are, cared for them as individuals, worked with their hopes, embraced their dreams and stayed with them along their journey. They are located in Eastern Henrico County.