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Celebrate Juneteenth!

By Bay State College on June 14, 2022
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Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th to commemorate the ending of slavery. This was when Galveston, Texas received the news of the end of the war and President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (January 1863) by Major General Gordon Granger two years later in 1865.  

 

Celebrations surround the many accomplishments and contributions of African American culture on our society. While acknowledging the past, this holiday demonstrates the strength, beauty, and resilience of African American people and has been celebrated for many years before becoming a federal holiday.  

 

On Thursday June 17, 2021 President Joe Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act passed by Congress, making Juneteenth a federal holiday.  

 

 

 

Learn more at Juneteenth.com

 

 

 

Below are some events around Boston celebrating Juneteenth, click here for more events and information.

 

June 12th 

 

Juneteenth Cambridge 2022 – https://allevents.in/cambridge/juneteenth-cambridge-2022/10000349856258487 

 

 

June 17th 

 

King Boston’s Nubian Square Juneteenth Celebration – Friday 4:00 – 9:00 pm 

 

Blair Parking Lot, Palmer Street, Harrison Ave, Boston MA 

 

Juneteenth Boston March to Freedom – Friday 3:00 – 5:30 pm 

 

Melnea Cass Arena, 120 MLK Blvd, Boston MA 

 

 

 

June 18th 

 

Juneteenth Joy: Focus on Freedom – Saturday 10:00 am – 2:30 pm 

 

Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park and Moynihan Recreation Area, 1015 Truman Pkwy, Boston MA 

 

Juneteenth Carson Beach Day – Saturday 1:00 – 7:00 pm  

 

Carson Beach, 165 J Day Blvd, Dorchester MA 

 

Norwood Juneteenth – Saturday 11:0 am – 2:00 pm 

 

Norwood Town Common, 517-523 Washington St, Norwood MA 

 

 

 

June 19th 

 

Juneteenth at Fenway Park – Sunday 1:35 pm https://www.mlb.com/redsox/tickets/promotions/themes/juneteenth 

 

Juneteenth Royalty Gala – Sunday 7:00 pm – 12:00 am 

 

Bruce C. Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St., Nubian Square, Boston MA 

 

 

 

June 20th 

 

Juneteenth – Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA