February 10th, 2019 / Old Fayette County Courthouse
Please join us to celebrate the lives of people once sold at Cheapside with a prayer to honor and sanctify the space — followed by a pop up market of food, music and keepsakes highlighting African American owned businesses.

Featured during the ceremony:
Soprano, Shareese Johnson, will perform “Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninov.
Barry Darnell Burton will recite “I Am Calling Your Name,” a prayer blessing the souls who were once sold here.

The I Was Here Sanctification Ceremony is the first and only such event for Lexington, during February, Black History month, and will become an annual celebration.