Don’t miss Juneteenth Freedom Weekend! This year, the City of Detroit, Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance, Detroit Branch NAACP, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Juneteenth Jubilee, Detroit Means Business and Eastern Market Development Corporation have partnered to celebrate Juneteenth in DETROIT! Events are slated for 3 days, starting with a block party on Friday June 17th. On Saturday, there will be a Juneteenth Jubilee Stroll on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion. The stroll will consist of a unique shopping day, including 40 plus businesses in one of the oldest Black business districts in the country. Then on Sunday, there will be a Freedom Fest at Eastern Market. For more information about Juneteenth Freedom Weekend Detroit, visit JuneteenthDetroit.com
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.