This Historical Celebration Honors African American History – Check It Out on Friday
Celebrate Juneteenth in Atlanta this weekend! Juneteenth Atlanta is a three-day Black history music festival and parade that will kick off this year on Friday, June 14th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Make plans now for Juneteenth Atlanta – you won’t want to miss all the action of this annual event!
Juneteenth Atlanta festivities will include shopping with Black-owned businesses, non-stop performances, family reunions, Father's Day weekend celebrations, an Afro fashion extravaganza, keynote speakers, top musical bands, marching bands, community leaders, community vendors, family activities, workshops, martial arts, yoga, chess tables, car clubs, cycle clubs, voter registration, spoken word, bounce houses and much more. You’ll never run out of things to do at this beloved event!
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
This occurred two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official on January 1st, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
Eat, drink and be merry in honor of Juneteenth starting this Friday, June 14th! Admission to Juneteenth Atlanta is free, but donations of all sizes are accepted. For a full schedule of events or to donate, visit www.juneteenthatl.com.
Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why Virginia Highlands Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia is urging you to join in the all of the excitement at this event! Don’t be shy—plenty of fun awaits in the greater neighborhood beyond our beautiful apartment community.
Friday, June 14, 2019–10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
1565 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30314