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2022 Juneteenth - Founding Fathers of Freedom

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Founding Fathers of Freedom, the United States Colored Troops

This year Sema Hadithi Foundation looks forward to celebrating the first official state observance of Juneteenth. In observance of Juneteenth, we will present an exhibit to honor Black servicemen and servicewomen of Utah. 

We are excited to be working with Betty Sawyer and the state Juneteenth Committee to bring a large number of activities throughout the state. With Better Days, we will unveil a mural memorializing notable African American women. We are providing activities for the children's festival and more. We also look forward to commemorating the lives of the two men that were victims of racial terror in Salt Lake County.

Sema Hadithi's mission is to tell the story of African-ancestored history, heritage, and culture through education. Sema Hadithi has provided many educational opportunities through community conversations, lectures, panel discussions, and hosting the sixth annual Black history conference in October.

Please give today.
 - Robert Burch, Jr., Executive Director, and Founder

Research and Day-to-day Needs
Our need is immediate and ongoing.

Your financial support underwrites these needs:
1. Our research and preservation. Donations will underwrite the cost of staff, subscription services, archiving, and travel to locales like libraries, archives, and counties/local repositories.
2. The day-to-day cost of admin staff, advertising, email marketing, office supplies, office equipment, postage, utilities, printing, online, web services, and other operational expenses.
3. Our volunteer staff of researchers, writers, lecturers, and administrators is 39. We help defray the cost of time, travel, and the out-of-pocket cost they are bearing as a dedicated volunteer.
4. The heavy lifting is performed by working groups. They do the research, the correlation of data and documents, and even the presentation of findings. These dedicated, hardworking volunteers reflect the efforts to bring these stories to the community. They of the backbone of our organization.


Robert Burch
West Valley City, UT
Sema Hadithi African-American Heritage and Culture Foundation
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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