Through the Arizona Historical Society's partnership with ASU Libraries, Black Collections, and Black Family Genealogy and History Society, we were able to host our annual celebration of Juneteenth
Through the Arizona Historical Society’s partnership with ASU Libraries, Black Collections, and Black Family Genealogy and History Society, we were able to host our annual celebration of Juneteenth on Sunday, June 18th, 2023. Juneteenth has gained recognition as a federal holiday, but it has been historically celebrated by African American communities all over the country. On June 19th, 1865 in Galveston Bay, Texas, enslaved individuals were finally informed of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation declaring their freedom. Juneteenth, as it became known, was a day to celebrate this freedom in Texas and across the U.S.
Please join us to recognize the impact of Black communities in Arizona with a Juneteenth Celebration. Community members will connect with each other and a variety of organizations representing historical societies, action groups, state resources, and the community at large. Guests are welcome to wander, discuss, and enjoy performances, activities, and food! Festivities will take place on Sunday, June 18, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration is FREE!
(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arizona Heritage Center
1300 North College Ave