Juneteenth (2021 Events below)
A remembrance and celebration of June 19th, 1865. It is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln's final Emancipation Proclamation frees the enslaved people but not all. On June 19th, 1865 the enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were given the news that slavery had ended.
- Major General Gordon Granger, Galveston, Texas, June 19, 1865
(General Order No. 3)
Juneteenth is celebrated by parades, food, honoring ancestors, and music.
While Seattle Central College continues to operate remotely, we invite you to join our celebration on Wednesday, June 9th, and Thursday, 10th, 2021 at 10:30 am. See below for details.
Image Source: Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas. Image from The Portal to Texas History Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.
Juneteenth honors and celebrates the emancipation of the enslaved people in the United States. The Diversity, Equality, and Inclusivity Committee of the Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass, alongside the Northwest African American Museum, One Vibe Africa and Wa Na Wari, are celebrating this day by raising the voices of Black and African American artists in an Artist Collective broadcast premiering on Friday, June 18
NAAM and Rec'N The Streets (City of Seattle Parks & Rec) present the Juneteenth Jamboree! Full of family fun, recreation, and activity from local professional sports teams, this will be a Juneteenth you won't forget!
Honoring the 2021 Graduates,
Celebrating Juneteenth (11:30am-2:00pm)
and our partnership with
Urban Native Education Alliance- Clear Sky Rites of Passage (2:00pm-5:00pm).
Register in advance:
Please let us know if you will be joining us either by zoom or in person by registering above. We will be serving food from a proud, Black owned business, Catfish Corner.
In 1980, Texas was the first state to establish Juneteenth as a state holiday. Now, many states observe Juneteenth as a state holiday or day of observance. From https://www.govinfo.gov/
Washington D.C. 2003
New Jersey 2004
New Mexico 2006
New York 2004
North Carolina 2007
Rhode Island 2013
South Carolina 2007
West Virginia 2008