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Emancipation ≠ Freedom: Juneteenth Celebrate Freedom
Saturday, June 19, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Africans in America. On June 19, 1865, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and parts of the southwest that freedom had come. One hundred fifty-six
years later, freedom and equality are still being sought. Juneteenth is a day of celebration and recognition, but also a reminder that there is much work to be done.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. March (RAIN OR SHINE)
Participate in an in-person one mile community march from Fuller Park to Wheeler Park (map). The walk will pass along Riverside Park, across the Broadway Bridge to Summit Street before reaching Wheeler Park where there will be refreshments, conversation, and information.
1:00 p.m. Virtual Program
The Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP and other event collaborators will present a Juneteenth virtual program that will be broadcast on CTN and viewable on YouTube. Visit the Ann Arbor parks www.a2gov.org/juneteenth for additional details or for the program link which will be available at noon on June 19.
Co-sponsored by NAACP-Ann Arbor Branch, City of Ann Arbor, Protectors of Equality in Government, League of Women Voters-Ann Arbor Area, and the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County.