Celebrating EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
Atlanta, Georgia – Midsouth MKT&PR in collaboration with Georgia Soul and the Georgia Chapter of NAHEMP is seeking your support as we organize and plan for Juneteenth each year.
Juneteenth History: Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. The reactions to this profound news ranged from pure shock to immediate jubilation. Recounting the memories of that great day in June of 1865 and its festivities would serve as motivation for the celebration. June 19th is now coined "Juneteenth" and celebrated across the world. The Juneteenth celebration is a time for reassuring each other, for praying and gatherings with family and friends. Certain foods are popular and subsequently synonymous with Juneteenth celebrations such as strawberry soda-pop and BBQ to share in the spirit and aromas that our ancestors - the barbecue pit is often established as the center of attention at Juneteenth celebrations. Food was abundant because everyone prepared a special dish. Dress was also an important element in early Juneteenth customs. For decades these annual celebrations have flourished, growing continuously each passing year with as many as 20,000 African Americans during the course of a week, making the celebration one of the largest in black history.
Today, Juneteenth is enjoying a phenomenal growth rate within communities and organizations throughout the country. The Juneteenth mission is to promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of African American history and culture. Juneteenth today, celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. As it takes on a more national, symbolic and even global perspective, the future of Juneteenth looks bright as the number of cities and states creating Juneteenth committees continues to increase. Getting involved and supporting Juneteenth celebrations creates new bonds of friendship and understanding among us. For more information on Juneteenth and its History please contact:
How to Celebrate on Behalf of NAHEMP and MIDSOUTH MKTnPR:
We are planning to celebrate Juneteenth by hosting a Feed the Hungry Sack Lunch Event, BBQ Cookout, Celebrity Ball Games and Tournaments, Car and Bike Show, Miss Juneteenth contests, Parades, Drill Teams, Battle of the Bands, Kids Play Zone. Cooking Competitions, Fundraisers, Community Rally’s, Health Pamphlets, and a host of Private Parties are just a few of the typical Juneteenth activities going down in Atlanta, Georgia. Juneteenth almost always focuses on education and self improvement among all communities so, we will have Guest speakers and Community Leaders along with us to hit the streets and get hands on in the City by picking up trash and helping the Homeless. Live music and entertainment is also one of the event highlights of Juneteenth, so each day will feature a Sound Stage to allow for various artists performances, guest speakers, and panelists. Prayer services are also a major part of these celebrations, so the weekend will come to a close with a Contemporary Gospel and Praise Event.
In many cities, tens of thousands turn out to for both outdoor and indoor events. This is the perfect celebration to get the youth and community involved. We have established a committee to assist in the planning of this year’s Juneteenth Celebrations. The Georgia Chapter National Association of Hospitality, Entertainment, and Music Professionals also known as (NAHEMP) MIDSOUTH MKTnPR and WWW.JUNETEENTHATL.COM is looking for individuals to help make this event a success.
This event is designed to bring the Community out and raise awareness about the Juneteenth Movement as well as bridge the gap between the Hospitality, Entertainment, and Music Industry. Expertise of the event staff involves Community Leaders, Media, Radio, Association Members, Volunteers, Event Planners, Catering & Beverage Specialists, Host, Sponsors, and Community. This event will take place at Various Venues throughout Metro Atlanta, Georgia and will guarantee to draw the attention of major media and A, B, and C List Celebrities from all over.
All Special Invited Guests who RSVP will receive much endue and gifts like (Skin Care, Jewelry, Brand Beverages, Signature Clothing, Novelties, and more from our Sponsors and Vendors. Each event will allow for business owners and entrepreneurs to showcase and visually display their product or service to attendees. There will also be major networking among attendees, Music Artists and Entertainers who appear on the Sound Stage. These events are free and donation based, unless otherwise stated on a ticket. All attendees are asked to bring an in-kind donation, non-perishable food, clothes, shoes, toys, books, personal necessities, gifts, school supplies etc… for families in need.
Participation in such a historic campaign means a lot to (NAHEMP). Attendees will be blessed with a with a Taste of Southern Hospitality filled with Live Entertainment, and the Sweets Sounds of Soulful Music as well as, a host of activities, events, gifts, food, beverages, vendor samples, and promotional items from sponsors.
This will surely be a Community Event to remember. The mass marketing campaign for Juneteenth promotions kick off with 100,000 flyers, posters, online e-blast, cross promotions, yard signs, fundraisers, e-vites, radio commercials, website blogs, Youtube videos, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Myspace, Instagram, and various media releases. For more event information please contact: Tanya Young @ Midsouth MKTnPR [email protected]
Potential Sponsor: We are seeking brand and product sponsors, and we feel that your company or brand is worthy of reaching Thousands of people through or sponsorship levels. We are in need of major sponsors so that these events can be free or at low cost. is of a great need all proceeds received will be used to cover the cost incurred by this campaign for events and marketing; any remaining funds will roll over into the NAHEMP community fund. The Georgia Chapter of (NAHEMP) National Association of Hospitality, Entertainment, and Music Professionals and Georgia Soul Catering and Events has coordinated this event to draw attention the history and importance of Juneteenth. Both (NAHEMP) and Georgia Soul serve a major purpose in the Atlanta area and focus on the empowering and building the community. We are seeking sponsorship and support from businesses and individuals on a monetary and in-kind level; we are also accepting contributions of food, beverages, advertising, prize give-a-ways, and more. The sponsorship levels are as follows: