June 18, 4–9 pm
Library's Viridian Event Center
Celebrate Black culture and the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States with a fashion show, poetry slam, games, traditional food, scavenger hunt, crafts, and more.
Juneteenth, now a national holiday, commemorates the day when federal soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, to take control of the state from pro-slave holdouts and ensure all slaves were freed. Originally called Jubilee Day, Juneteenth was first celebrated in 1866 and spread as Black people migrated from Texas to other parts of the United States.
Schedule of Events:
4 pm Arvin Mitchell Comedy
5 pm Fashion Show
6:30 pm Poetry Slam
8 pm SLC Mass Choir and Changing Lanes Band
(schedule subject to change)