On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved were now free. 155 years later, we celebrate this remarkable event at Juneteenth celebrations across the country. A long-held tradition among African Americans, Juneteenth celebrates culture and is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people.
Juneteenth is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people. Join us for amazing music, delicious soul food, craft booths, kid's activities, and a basketball skills contest. This year's theme is LIBERATION!