Events

Juneteenth

Join local Southport residents as they talk about their ancestors who helped make Southport a better place to live. 

The John N. Smith Cemetery, the largest African American cemetery in Brunswick County, will host a public gathering on June 19, 2021, at 2:00 in recognition of JUNETEENTH. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

2 pm. 225 E. Leonard Street in Southport, across from the Lowe-White Park. Free. All are welcome.

This presentation is coordinated and sponsored by the John N Smith Restoration and Preservation, Inc.

Notable Southport residents included in the presentation: 
Anna Clemmons – discussed by her great-niece
Dollie Evans – discussed by her niece
Thomas Frink  – discussed by his granddaughter
Abram Galloway- discussed by his great-grandson
Mary Ann Galloway –  discussed by her great-great-niece
Frank Gordon- discussed by his great-granddaughter
Elias Gore– discussed by his niece
Whitfield Griffin– discussed by his great-great-grandson
John Wesley Smith – discussed by his great-granddaughter
Romea Smith- discussed by his granddaughter

An introduction will be provided by Donnie Joyner, local Southport historian and Southport Historical Society Board member.