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Calvary Baptist Church
1502 20th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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The grounds of the oldest
African-American Baptist church in
Santa Monica will be once again transformed into a scene celebrating heritage, achievement, equity, belonging, and culture.
The Reunion of Family & Faith continues as we commemorate African-American freedom, achievement, continuous self-development, and respect for all cultures.
Our inaugural 2021Juneteenth Celebration was a huge success! 750+ participants
We proudly welcomed the following Juneteenth participants:
Calvary Baptist Church Choir & Band
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Dr. Lance Robert & Lance Robert, Jr.
J. Rich & The Free Agents Drumline
Tim Williams & the Community Fellowship Choir
Santa Monica Venice Reunion Organization
Dave Broussard & Friends
Daansekou Cultural Arts Collective of Los Angeles
Sculptures by Stella Singleton
Art by Alva Knowles
City of Santa Monica Office of Emergency Services
& many more
JUNETEENTH @ CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH
We are eternally grateful to those who were a part of the 2021 Juneteenth Heritage Celebration on the grounds of the Calvary Baptist Church in Santa Monica, CA. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
Saturday, June 19, 2021, the grounds of the oldest African-American Baptist church in Santa Monica was transformed into a place of celebration of heritage, achievement, equity, and culture. As Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom, achievement, continuous self-development, and respect for all cultures, we believe that this event greatly aligned with our values and mission.