Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 when news of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas – nearly two years after the proclamation had been issued. The holiday is a celebration of the freedom and liberation of the last of the enslaved people in the United States.
In commemoration of the 158th anniversary of Juneteenth, here is a list of events in and around Oakland County:
June 12-20: Juneteenth at Wayne State
June 16-18: Juneteenth Freedom Weekend
June 17: Juneteenth Community Pancake Breakfast at 9 a.m.
June 17: Juneteenth Freedom at 1 p.m.
June 17-19: Juneteenth Freedom Weekend
June 18-19: Juneteenth Jubilee Freedom Weekend
Farmington and Farmington Hills
June 19: Juneteenth Creation of Freedom at 7 p.m.
June 14: Juneteenth Celebration Honoring the Memory of Elizabeth D. Forth at 11 a.m.
June 17: Juneteenth Freedom Day Event at 12 p.m.
June 17: Juneteenth in the WB at 10 a.m.
Do you know of any other Juneteenth events taking place in the Oakland County area? Let us know about them; contact us at email@example.com.