June 19, 2024 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Celebrate African American culture and creativity at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Take part in a Second Line-style processional, participate in art-making activities, hear live music, and enjoy delicious snacks. This free program is presented in collaboration with the City of Montgomery and its Department of Cultural Affairs.
To learn more about what Juneteenth events are happening around Montgomery, visit the City of Montgomery website.
Note: The date and time of this event have not yet been finalized. Please check back for more details before the event.
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.