If you haven't heard of the annual celebration Juneteenth, that's ok. We're here to help! And hopefully after you've taken a moment to understand the importance of this special holiday, you'll be excited to join our celebration and invite your friends and family, too!
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.*
Today, at least 47 states officially recognize the Juneteenth holiday. Learn more.
Join us for this 1st Annual Juneteenth on June 19th, 2021 in Erie CO
The event is FREE but we have t-shirts, donation and sponsorships under tickets on the Eventbrite page here.
• Live Music
• BIPOC artists
• Vendor Booths
• Followed by Concerts in the Park by the Erie Chamber
Sponsors and Community Donations appreciated!
Want to learn more about Juneteenth, and why it is a day of celebration? Check out the following articles and podcasts
New York Times (6/19/2020) What is Juneteenth?
Podcast - New York Times (6/19/20202) - The History and Meaning of Juneteenth
*From the History Channel and History.com - https://www.history.com/news/what-is-juneteenth
Interested in helping with Erie's first Juneteenth celebration? We are looking for volunteers!
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We are grateful for all donations, no matter the size. Each donation helps us bring more educational opportunities to our community, so we can all be better neighbors.
Juneteenth is a celebration of emancipation, in recognition of June 19, 1865, when the word of emancipation finally reached the last remaining slaves in Texas, 2.5 YEARS after the emancipation proclamation became official on January 1, 1863.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!