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Wade in the Water

Presented by Juneteenth Cincinnati, Inc. at Purple People Bridge, Newport KY

Jun 11 2023
Wade in the Water

Dance along or across the Ohio River to acknowledge the significance of water to the 400+ year trek into and beyond enslavement.

On June 11, 2023, join Juneteenth Cincinnati in recognizing the significant role of water in the 400-year history of African enslavement and the quest for freedom with a symbolic dance to acknowledge the role water has played in “enslavement” and “freedom” in the America’s. We will all wear white with an accent of color if we choose (sash, a scarf, jewelry, etc.).

In Cincinnati, we will dance along the river (or across the Purple Bridge).

We are inviting freedom lovers outside the Cincinnati area to join us virtually by performing simultaneous dances over, beside or near a body of water in your area and tape the performance.

Water is everywhere.
Join wherever you are.

It can be the Atlantic Ocean, the Mississippi River, the Ohio River, the Cape Fear River, the Chattahoochee River, Lake Erie, Lake Pontchartrain, the Caribbean, or the Pacific.

Join us in the moving tribute to water on June 11, 3 p.m.

If you are not near a body of water, get creative. A fountain, a tub of water…let’s talk.



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Purple People Bridge

1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071

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