​​Together Frankfort invites you to celebrate Juneteenth!​​​​

Learn the history & context of the Juneteenth holiday. Hear from members of Frankfort's educational, spiritual, & cultural organizations, engage in dialogue about the concept of freedom in Frankfort’s past, present & future.

Partners: Focus on Race Relations, Josephine Sculpture Park, Together Frankfort, The Grand Theatre, Frankfort Plant Board and Beta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Joe & Debbie Graviss, Sponsors. Just come to the  The Grand Theatre  at 7 PM Saturday, June 19, 2021. Due to lifting of COVID restrictions, seating is first come, first served. Please join us!

Watch the slide show to learn more about Frankfort's African American community!

​​Together Frankfort encourages you to learn more about Juneteenth through these resources:

Juneteenth - What Is it?       Juneteenth - Read to learn

Share your Juneteenth Story​​​​

 We cannot lose focus on the attacks on our freedoms:

~  Kentucky, and around 19 other states, are proposing and passing legislation aimed at curbing antiracism training and critical race theory in schools.

~  As Texas workers get a new federal holiday, their governor, Greg Abbott, just signed a law prohibiting students from receiving course credit for political activism, or work with policy advocacy organizations on any issue, even, for example, service learning.

~  In Tennessee, school funds can be withheld if teachers link historical events to institutional racism.

~  The U.S. Supreme Court, nine (9) years ago, struck down portions of America’s major attempt to address voter access to the poll, the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

~  Federal voting rights legislation has been proposed, repeatedly, to correct the disaster created by the Supreme Court voting rights ruling, and the bills either died in committee, or as happened in 2019, the Republican-led Senate refused to even bring the bill up for a vote.

Together Frankfort commends the many, especially the African American leaders, organizations, and businesses, who have worked tirelessly for years to make Juneteenth a national holiday.  We join them in also demanding that this be the start of vital changes to address our nation’s history of racial injustice.

; ​Together Frankfort's Statement on Enactment of Juneteenth Federal Legislation

Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

(June 18, 2021; Frankfort KY) Together Frankfort commends Kentucky’s Members of Congress who voted in support of Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, which was signed into law yesterday, June 17.

Karen Armstrong-Cummings, former Together Frankfort Chair, emphasized that,

“The federal Juneteenth law is a huge achievement. However, unless Congress moves to enact the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, a Juneteenth federal law is mere window-dressing on our democratic republic. Unless state legislators stop their attack on the fact-based teaching of our nation's history, the Juneteenth federal law celebrates a holiday that our nation's teachers cannot teach our children.”

Be a part of Frankfort & Franklin County's Juneteenth 2022.  Here's a proposal we assembled for local consideration!

​​Together Frankfort - Our Mission

Together Frankfort is a non-partisan, volunteer group of Kentuckians who seek to exercise and protect the principles embodied in our Constitution by being engaged and responsible participants in democracy.  

We advocate for integrity and transparency in government and political actions, and fair and equal application of the law and civil rights for all people. 

We support economic and social policies that ensure continuing opportunity for individuals and families. 

We are committed to our country and to the welfare of our fellow citizens regardless of political affiliation, and to solutions that cross partisan divides.

Membership is open to all -- please sign up, participate, learn, act!

We need YOU! ​​​​​

As Together Frankfort continues into the important work of this challenging year 2021,  we request your involvement and, if possible, your support.  Click on the link, fill out the form, make a declaration of your Together Frankfort membership & involvement.  

If at all possible, couple that declaration with a donation, of any amount, (click the red Donate button below) help with our programs. Thank you!