As Jamaica celebrates its 188th year of Emancipation on August 1st and 60th Anniversary of Independence on August 6th, the Jamaican Emancipendence Committee will host an Art Exhibition at the Library, curated by renowned Jamaican artist, Michael Escoffery, with his paintings and those of other artists, including the Denzel Washington School of Arts, Mt. Vernon. A closing reception will be held in the Library's Museum Gallery on August 31st, 5:30-8:00 p.m. The exhibit will be on view through Wednesday, August 31st.
The Jamaican Emancipendence Committee was founded three years ago to commemorate Jamaica's Emancipation (August 1, 1834) and Independence (August 6, 1962). We have grown by leaps and bounds. This year, we are joined by the Jamaica Independence Committees from Mount Vernon and Yonkers for a combined celebration, and have moved to the much larger Court Street. We operate under the auspices of the Thomas H. Slater Center.
1 – (l to r) 2021 Honoree White Plains Councilwoman Nadine Hunt
Robinson with Mayor Thomas Roach
2- Enjoying the 2021 festivities (from l to r) Honoree White
Plains Councilwoman Nadine Hunt Robinson with Jamaican Consul General
to New York Alsion Roach Wilson and Senator Leslie Campbell, Ministry
of State for Foreign Affairs
3. Horace Anderson, Keynote Speaker
4 – Braata performing at 2021 Emancipendence Celebration