Celebrate Juneteenth with Local Groups This Weekend

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”

Major-General Gordon Granger, June 19, 1865

Juneteenth marks the day that order was issued–2 months after the Civil War ended and 2.5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation took effect!

Join local groups in commemorating the occasion:

  • Click here to learn more about Juneteenth and see listings of MA celebrations through the weekend;
  • The Front Porch Arts Collective also has offerings here; or,
  • Participate in mobilizations organized by SixNineteen.com.