Juneteenth Block Party presented by Northern Michigan E3
June 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On June 19, 1865, an announcement of Union Army General Gordon Granger, proclaimed freedom for the enslaved people in Texas, which as the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery. Juneteenth National Independence Day became a federal holiday in 2021. By recognizing Juneteenth, we are not only celebrating the emancipation of all slaves in the U.S., and we are also uplifting and celebrating Black Americans, their/our culture, and their/our contributions to the world. Join us on June 19, 2023 as we gather with Northern Michigan E3 to celebrate this important holiday!
There is something for everyone from food trucks and art to a whole list of children’s activities. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this celebration with local artist, speakers, and musician.
TART will be there talking trails and sharing resources on how to engage in outdoor spaces in a safe, informed, and empowered way.
There will also be a Juneteenth Fun Run/Walk around the Boardman Lake Loop on June 17th. Click the HERE to learn more and register for the Juneteenth Fun Run/Walk.