Arthur Henry Memorial Dedication Ceremony

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Welcome Henry Family!

Together: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Tuesday: December 5, 2023
5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Family Member Oral History: Telling Our Story

Sanctuary, Shiloh Baptist Church
604 W Jackson St., Orlando, FL 32805

Welcome

  • Pastor Derrick A. Williams

Comments

  • Manuel Jones, ASALH honoring Dr. Woodward

Comments

  • Deborah Watts, Executive Director, Emmett Till Legacy

Brief Historical Overview

  • Harry Coverston

Introduction

  • Dr. Michael Henry, Henry family spokesperson

Telling Our Story

  • Family members are invited to speak. Each will have 4 – 5 minutes to respond.

Adjournment

  • At the end of the night’s session, the Henry family members are invited to a supper in their honor at the Fellowship Hall of Shiloh Baptist Church immediately across the street from the sanctuary.

Wednesday: December 6, 2023
10:00 A.M. to Noon

The Dedication of the Arthur Henry Marker

Wells’Built Museum
511 W. South Street, Orlando 32805

Opening Statements

  • The Hon. Geraldine Thompson, State Senator (D-FL), Dist. 15, welcome to Wells’Built and brief history

Invocation

  • The Rev. Erika Rembert Smith, Washington Shores Presbyterian Church

Music

  • “Strange Fruit,” Ruth King

Poetry

  • “Skin on the Rope,” Valada Flewellyn 

Welcome to Guests

  • EJI Representative 
  • Local Officials Recognition 
  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer—Comments

Historical Recitation

Events of Thanksgiving Day, 1925

  • Harry Coverston

Henry Family Responses 

  • The Hon. Derek Henry, Mayor, Daytona Beach
  • Dr. Michael Henry, Chief Human Resources Officer, Little Rock, AR Schools  

Arthur’s Liturgy

  • Harry Coverston 

Closing Comments and Prayer

  • Dr. Joanne Terrell, Chicago Theological Seminary

Music

  • “New Day Dawning,” Ruth King 

Thanks

  • Senator Thompson

Migration to Marker Site 

Dedication/Unveiling of Marker 

  • EJI Representative