What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It was June 19, 1865 when the slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that they were finally free - though slaves had actually been freed two and a half years earlier with the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. While its roots are in Texas, Juneteenth has become a special day for African Americans all around the United States and the world.
Come out on Thursday, June 19th through Saturday, June 21the, and celebrate at the Juneteenth Festival in Atlanta, GA.
There will be panel discussions, youth leadership summit, film festival, vendors and historical presentations, as well as children's activities, storytelling and musical performances.
The music selections will include R&B, jazz, hip hop and gospel.
Thursday & Friday:
There will be various film selections that will celebrate the diversity, strength and survival of African Americans including narrative features, documentaries, shorts, animation and television productions on film, and video and digital media may be submitted.
135 Auburn Ave. N.E.
Atlanta GA 30303