Saturday, June 16
11 am-6 pm- Event
1304 N 10th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
This event is free and open to all ages.
A community-led celebration at Bethune Park, the site of the first freedom day celebration in Minneapolis led by two of the original founders, Michael Chaney and Spike Moss. Join us for this exciting event. To see how you can participate, go to the Get Involved tab.
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Juneteenth 2018 Poster [PDF]
MPRB, in partnership with the Juneteenth Legacy Committee, will be hosting a community-led Juneteenth celebration. Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that Union soldiers (led by Major General Gordan Granger) landed in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the war ended & the enslaved were now free. This was two and half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth will be held Saturday, June 16, with a 9:45 parade start and 11 am to 6 pm event at Bethune Park/Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
Eats and Treats for Purchase
Free Youth Activities
Contact Lorna Pettis at Just4LORNA@gmail.com or (763) 957-0538
Vendor applications are closed for 2018.
There are currently no meetings scheduled.
11 am – 1 pm:
Bernice Gregory “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Reading of President Lincoln's General Order #3
Spiritual Music by Libation
Artistic Storyteller Nothando Zulu –
Recognition of History Awards
Billboard Gospel Chart Topper Jovonta Patton
The Trial of Willie Lynch the 5th and His Ancestors
1 – 3:30 pm:
Minnesota Music Legend Cornbread Harris
Hollywood Dance Studio
Da Celebrities Dance
The Art of Dance Studio
Grammy Award Winner Sounds of Blackness
Juneteenth Celebrating Freedom Day Legacy Committee
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Public parking is available along streets near the park and in the parking lots at Harvest Prep School – Seed Academy, 1300 Olson Memorial Hwy, Minneapolis, MN 55411.