HAPPY JUNETEENTH DAY!
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free- two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
This year, we will commemorate the 156th year by having four days of Juneteenth Jubilee!
*Wednesday, June 16th 4 pm - 6pm: Juneteenth Jubilee: Community Celebration
This is a live and in person celebration of everything BLACK! Celebrate the ending of chattel slavery in the United States through food, giveaways, and music. Find and wear a Juneteenth t-shirt and join the celebration at:
UMB Community Engagement Center
16 S Poppleton St
Baltimore, MD 21201
* Your registration is for planning and informational purposes only and does not reserve participation in this event. All food items and giveaways will be distributed upon arrival while supplies last or until the event ends (whichever comes first). on-time arrival is highly recommended. Thank you for understanding.
Please do not miss the other events!
Monday, June 14th, 12 pm - 1:30 pm: Black History...Continued!
Tuesday, June 15th, 12pm - 1:30 pm: The Black Diasporic Experience: Are We All Seeking Collective Liberation?
Thursday, June 17th, 2 pm - 4 pm : Black Joy House (Zoom) Party
We hope to see you at all of the events!
Happy Freedom Day!
Happy Emancipation Day!