It’s that time of year again! Juneteenth is almost here, how will you be celebrating? The holiday is the celebration of the end of the enslavement of African Americans in the United States. Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 and marks the day in 1865 when the Emancipation Proclamation was read to the last set of slaves in Texas. The holiday is the longest-running African American holiday.
Juneteenth is a time for those to honor and celebrate freedom and the fight that still continues to this day. Many Juneteenth celebrations are calls to action and encourage community involvement. This year, Juneteenth celebrations will be taking place all across the country, including right here in Charlotte. Charlotte On the Cheap has a list of multiple Juneteenth celebrations the whole family can participate in. Check out these Juneteenth celebrations happening across Charlotte this holiday season.