Are you ready? The annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas is back! Juneteenth is a holiday marking the end of chattel slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was read to the last group of enslaved people in Texas. As a result, Juneteenth is honored with the veneration of our ancestors, prayer, African drumming, and dance. The celebration of Juneteenth is a recognition of the endurance of the African spirit over the cruelty of chattel slavery.
Above all, the Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas’ purpose is to “share the history of chattel slavery in the USA and to commemorate its historical ending.” This year will mark the 25 annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas celebration. The event will run from June 19th to June 19th, 2022. This three-day-long event will happen in the heart of Plaza Midwood for the entire community to celebrate. Community members can come out to celebrate, learn, and honor the history of Juneteenth. Most importantly, take this time to celebrate and surround yourself with loved ones.
- June 16, 2022
- Youth Culture Camp 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- June 17, 2022
- Drum Circle 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- June 18, 2022
- Opening Ceremony, Prayers & History of Juneteenth 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- June 19, 2022
- Gospel Fest & Closing Ceremony 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For more information on the celebration, you can visit their website.