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22 News | August Quarterly 2022
Many gathered at Tubman-Garrett Park along Wilmington's Riverfront in celebration of August Quarterly, the oldest African-American Festival in the nation. The is festival is a commemoration of the formation of the Union Church of African Members in 1813 by Peter Spencer and William Anderson. The week-long festival culminated with the "Big Quarterly", which featured some of the biggest gospel acts around the country.
August Quarterly and The Legacy of Peter Spencer
A brief documentary about August Quarterly and the legacy of Peter Spencer. In 1813 Peter Spencer founded the African Union Church in Wilmington, Delaware. The African Union Church was the first faith based organization to be completely started by African members. This year we celebrate our 207th year of religious freedom through the August Quarterly Festival. With interviews from Senator Chris Coons, County Executive Matt Meyer, Former Mayor of Wilmington Jim Baker, Bebe Coker, Dwight Davis, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Livingston, Rev Dr. Ronald Whitaker II, Marilyn Monk, Mark Ayers and Lawrence Roane. Enjoy, like and share the Legacy of Peter Spencer! Created By: Michael J. Livingston, IG: @mikeLIVEproductions Organized By: Lawrence M. Livingston Music Provided by Bensound.com
August Quarterly 2020 Wreath Laying Ceremony
The 2020 August Quarterly Wreath Laying Ceremony kicks off the 207th August Quarterly Celebration! With words from Rev. Dr. Lawrence M. Livingston (Senior Pastor), Rev. Gloria Ross (Assistant Pastor), Governor John Carney (Governor of Delaware), Mayor Michael S. Purzycki (Mayor of Wilmington, DE), Lawrence "Moon" Roane (August Quarterly Co-Chair), Hainifa Shabazz (President of City Council, Wilmington, DE), Matt Meyer (County Executive, New Castle County, DE), and Rev. Dr. Ronald Whitaker II (senior pastor elect).
Food, music, faith come together in August Quarterly [Delaware Online Archive Video]
The August Quarterly Festival has been held in Wilmington for 198 years. Members of the Mother African Union Church offer a history of the event and share their memories of the festival as children. Photos courtesy of Szymanski Photograph Collection, Delaware Historical Society Camera: Ashley Barnas Editor: Ashley Barnas
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