african american cultural center en Albany Celebrates Juneteenth <p></p><p>This weekend marks the 10th Annual Albany Juneteenth Celebration. The free community event is planned for Sunday, in Washington Park.</p><p>Although the Emancipation Proclamation called for the liberation of Confederate slaves on Jan. 1, 1863, its effects weren't immediate.&nbsp; Two and a half years later, the emancipation took effect—when the Union army rode into Galveston to enforce President Lincoln's executive order.</p><p>Juneteenth has been sporadically celebrated in the South as a black independence day ever since June 1865, when slaves in Texas learned of their freedom.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 16:14:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 93116 at Albany Celebrates Juneteenth Pulitzer Prize winner Charles H. Fuller at The Egg on 4/18 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is committed to educating, enriching, and empowering residents of the Capital Region through a variety of programs that raise the collective consciousness of all ethnicities to the rich and vibrant history, contribution, and culture of African Americans.</span></p><p>This Thursday, April 18th, The African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region will hold a Gala fundraiser in the Swyer Theater at <a href="">The Egg</a> in Albany, New York.</p><p>The<a href=""> evening</a> will include performances of scenes from <em>A Soldier's Play</em>, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Charles H. Fuller, a conversation with -and award presentation to- Fuller – and more.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62279 at Pulitzer Prize winner Charles H. Fuller at The Egg on 4/18