Monday, June 10, 2013

Soulful Juneteenth at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens thrilled the audience at Plymouth Church Sunday night for the outdoors Juneteenth celebration.

Shelton's rich gospel voice echoed over Brooklyn Heights and brought curious onlookers to applaud the show from the street.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas in 1865.

Plymouth Church was a leader in the abolitionist movement, home base for Henry Ward Beecher and champion of the Fisk Jubilee Singers – who were credited with the early popularization of the Negro spiritual. 

Photo by MK Metz

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Lifelong Brooklynite said...

They rocked it, and so did the audience!

Anonymous said...

Yes they did!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, if you like the same song twenty ways from Sunday.