HUC Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Order of Program

Music by Event DJ Jeff Smalls


Daniel Laurent, Juneteenth Committee Member and Event Emcee


Cantor Steven Weiss – Cantor Weiss is the Cantor and Director of Education at Congregation Sha’aray Shalom in Hingham, Massachusetts

Reverend Julian K. Fredie Jr., Rev. Fredie is the Deacon at The Parish of All Saints-Ashmont in Dorchester, MA

Performance of Lift Every Voice and Sing, Black National Anthem by Rakeem-Andre

Rakeem-Andre is an acclaimed gospel singer and in 2022 performed as a solo gospel singer as part of the Boston Pops Orchestra performances at Symphony Hall, Boston

Lift Every Voice and Sing was written by NAACP leader James Wheldon Johnson in 1900 and became popular during the Civil Rights movement.

Welcome from Hingham Unity Council Board Member Manny Oppong

Announcement of Student Expression Contest Winners


Daniel Laurent: Daniel is a hip hop artist from Boston and an actor and director of the recent film production Cry For Me, which is being featured at the Roxbury Film Festival.

African Drum & Dance Performance by Nko Fallou and Samba Cisse of the Moussa Traore Performers.

Sympli Whitney – Sympli Whitney is an internationally acclaimed soul and indie artist who has produced several albums and performed internationally. Her single titled “I Can See You And Me” climbed to number four on the UK Top 30 Soul Chart!

Event Committee

Chair: Aisha Nelson Oppong
Michelle Ayer
Maddy Cooper
Daniel Davis
Adam Fairbanks
Chad Fletcher
Zachary Gerg
Zee Giesbrecht
Katie Sutton
Daneen Williams
Leslie Wittmann

Special thanks to our Event Sponsors