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Juneteenth Pilgrimage 2023

Juneteenth Pilgrimage 2023
Mon, Jun 19 2023, 9:00am

This is the second of two half-day trips with Bishop Hughes that will visit sites in our diocese with a history linked to slavery; the first is June 17.

Coordinated by the Justice groups of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark.

Itinerary both days

All sites are in Bergen County.

9 AM:
Gather at St. Mark’s, Teaneck to meet with Dr. Arnold Brown, noted author and historian

First stop: Bergenfield
The African American Baptist Church Cemetery and the Old Slave Cemetery marker

Second stop: Teaneck
The Historic Burial Ground and the Enslaved African Memorial

Third stop: Little Ferry
Gethsemane Cemetery Historic African American Burial Site

End of pilgrimage:
Return to St Mark’s, Teaneck

Click the white rectangle in the upper right corner to view a larger map in Google maps.

Updates 5/31/23:

Due to the number of people registered so far:

  • Pilgrimage schedule: We anticipate that the pilgrimages could extend into the afternoon. Therefore, both pilgrimages will begin promptly at 9 AM, and will wrap up no later than 3 PM.
  • Transportation between pilgrimage sites: Because the sites are in residential neighborhoods with limited parking, we will provide transportation. Participants should plan to arrive at St. Mark’s, Teaneck before 9 AM to allow time to park and board our transport vehicle in time for the 9 AM departure. Water and snack bars will be available.
  • Lunch added: We will also provide a boxed lunch, and a stop for lunch and bathroom break will be added to the schedule.

After registration closes next Monday, there will be an email to all participants with any final details.


Contact the Rev. Chellie White at


Click here to register online.

Monday, June 5, 2023, 12:00pm

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