June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come and join us on the 20th of June for the 25th annual celebration of Juneteenth in Carlisle
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Junteenth Independence day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America, outside Native American lands. Texas was the most remote of the slave states, and the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863, was not enforced there until after the confederacy collapsed. The name of the observance is a portmanteau of June, and nineteenth, the date of it’s celebration.
We celebrate 155 years of freedom.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be held virtually.
In celebration of this event, we will be having:
- Musical performances
- A tour of Lincoln Cemetery and Mt. Tabor
- Essay readings by middle schoolers
- A scholarship will be awarded to a graduating student.