June 19, 2023; 10:00 AM–2:00 PM CDT
Join us as we celebrate African American culture and creativity in an event that highlights the artistic traditions of African Americans: art, music, dance, and spoken word.
Please note, the date and time of this event is not finalized. Check back later for more details.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth’s commemoration is held on the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Army Major General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas, the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery, due to the ratification of the Emancipation Proclamation. Originating in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1866 as a celebration of African American culture. It became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was adopted in 1983.