The Vision


Annapolis Juneteenth 2021 was the direct result of a vision God gave me one night. I awoke and told my husband about the vision. I saw what appeared to be an overwhelming crowd of people coming together in Annapolis, MD for a festival. The word that God gave me was simply "Juneteenth". My immediate response was simply, "God if it falls on a Saturday, then I will do whatever you are calling me to do." Needless to say, Juneteenth fell on a Saturday. Thus the vision was born. 

I am in awe of God's power and plan to bring more than 7000 people together in Annapolis on June 19, 2021 for the first Juneteenth Celebration in the history of the city of Annapolis. Not only did we have an amazing two-day celebration but County Executive Stuart Pittman and the county council officially designated June 19th a holiday  in Anne Arundel County. 

A vision of this magnitude comes with a price. Let me tell you that I had $50.00 in the bank when we started this project. Thanks to the many donations and volunteers, the Annapolis Juneteenth Festival became a reality.

In our efforts to prepare for 2022, help and donations are needed. We welcome your willingness to assist. All contributions are tax-deductible and can be made out to Annapolis Juneteenth. 

Phyllis "Tee" Adams

Executive Director

Dreamers Making A Difference, Inc.