Annual Juneteenth

DEADLINE : May 10 at 5 pm!  With an early rolling out ASAP by immediate reply.


You are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration Conference on June 19 & 20, 2020.   Please note that the form must be filled out completely for your submission to be considered by the selection committee. (Note the sessions will be recorded and placed on our website and Facebook page for future viewing.


The Conference theme is built on the purpose and vision of the Rev. John H. Burns II (see below) in the planting of First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmington Hills (FAME-FH)


2020 FAME Juneteenth Conf Workshop Proposal Form

Conference Theme:  Celebrating African American Freedom and Achievements in the Age of COVID 19



“If you truly want to honor my father’s activism; do something!”

Remarks of Dr. Robert S. Burns I at his father’s Homegoing Service.


“Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it”

Frantz Fanon The Wretched of the Earth (1961)


Goals & Objectives:

  • *bring information to Farmington/ Farmington Hills Community and Metropolitan Detroit Area about Juneteenth which 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, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
  • *celebrate our young people and encouraging writing, critical thinking & research skills; and awareness of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. 2nd Annual Oratory Contest
  • **work with F/FH School District & F/FH libraries to bring Juneteenth History to the communities.


  • to promote and cultivate knowledge and appreciation of African American history and culture.
  • to encourage continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

Email completed presenter proposal form to: