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Posted on: May 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Juneteenth Celebration June 15-17


All three events will take place at Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center at 415 S. Academy Street and are free to attend.


Authors' Night Book Signing: Local authors will discuss their literary works and sign books from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. This event supports aspiring African American authors in Rutherford County. 


Kaleidoscope, a networking mixer, is scheduled for Friday, June 16 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Small businesses and organizations will provide informational material: a diverse collection of resources for your mind, body and soul.


The community is invited to celebrate Juneteenth, or “Freedom Day” on June 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include a kids’ zone, food vendors, artists, and live music and dancing.


Bradley Academy was built in 1806 as the first school for education of white males only. In 1884, African American students, males and females, were allowed to attend school. The current structure was built in 1917 and opened as the new school for African American students in 1918. Today, Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center is managed by Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department.

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