October 22, 2022

Commemorating

ST. JOHN COLONY 

HERITAGE LEGACY HISTORICAL MARKER

RELOCATION DEDICATION CEREMONY

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PROGRAMME

10:00 A.M. OPENING PRAYER

OPENING REMARKS, DORAY HILL PRESIDENT

PURPOSE OF HISTORICAL MARKER RELOCATION, ROSIE L. DARBY

RELOCATING THE ST. JOHN COLONY HISTORICAL MARKER

HONORING AND GIVING THANKS WITH APPRECIATION TO

PASTOR LEE OTIS CARTER

SYBOLIC MOVING THE MARKER

OFFICIATING BY MARSHALL HILL, VICE PRESIDENT

FROM NEAR THE ZION UNION ST JOHN CEMETERY

RELOCATE THE MARKER TO EMANCIPATION GROUNDS 

ACTIVITY

Shoveling of Dirt Uncovering Marker,

Singing Hymn “There Is A Leak In This Old Building”

This Will Be A Symbolic Transfer of the St. John Colony Historical Marker

Sanctioned by the descendants of St. John Colony

MARKER RELOCATION PROGRAM WILL MOVE AND CONTINUE 

ON THE

EMANCIPATION GROUNDS 

THIS IS THE NEW DESIGNATED SITE FOR

THE ST. JOHN COLONY HISTORICAL MARKER

THE PROCESSION WILL BE LED BY

COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

ST. JOHN COLONY COWBOYS

FOLLOWED BY

ST. JOHN COLONY DESCENDANTS AND PARTICIPANTS

SYMBOLIC PLACING OF THE MARKER

OFFICIATING BY MARSHALL HILL, PRESIDENT

Shoveling of Dirt Uncovering Marker,

Song and Prayer by Minister Laura Loretta Hardaway

Completion of the Symbolic Transfer of the St. John Colony Historical Marker To the Emancipation Grounds

Sanctioned by the descendants of St. John Colony

With holding hands and having a moment of silence giving thanks to St. John Colony Ancestral Historical Legacy!

Reading of Additional 150th Juneteenth Celebration Proclamations by Rosie L. Darby

Viewing of Greetings from Dr. Andrea Roberts from Freedom Colonies Project

Historical Group

Geology Presentation 

(Will Be A St. John Colony Descendant’s Workshop)

Acknowledgements, Thanks and Final Remarks by Doray Hill, President/Marshall Hill, Vice President

Dismissed, Food Blessed and Served!!!!

THANK YOU BE BLESSED ALWAYS

St. John Colony

For those attending a donation of $15 to cover the food is requested. If you plan to attend, register here.