Celebrate Juneteenth!

By Bay State College on June 14, 2022

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.  




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


June 12th 


Juneteenth Cambridge 2022 – 



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 


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