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Juneteenth- Freedom Day Celebration

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

WHAT: Juneteenth Celebration

Vendors and Artist Tables, Noon – 3 p.m.
Live Music with DJ Hendrix, Noon – 3 p.m.
Dance Group ‘Sistaz in Motion’ at 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Juneteenth-inspired menu tasting by Cultural Wellness Center, Noon – 3 p.m.
• Featuring their signature red velvet cake!

There will also be special offers from Talent by Tommie, Slice Pizza, The Kitchen by Baked Brand, Irie Jamaican Express, and Inner Peace Fragrance.

WHEN: Saturday, June 15

WHERE: Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

HISTORY: In 2021, Juneteenth became a Federal Holiday and today, it is recognized as a celebration of freedom, family, heritage, history, and culture. Juneteenth is the only publicly recognized commemoration of the ending of slavery in rebellious areas (states and areas that withdrew from the union) in the United States. On June 19th, 1865, 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 was two and a half years after The Emancipation Proclamation’s effective declaration date (January 1, 1863). The 13th Amendment was still needed two years later to abolish and end slavery in all states and areas including those within the union except as a punishment for a crime. This year marks 159 years of Juneteenth as a celebration of Freedom within the Black Community!

Organizer

Midtown Global Market
Email:
information@midtownglobalmarket.org
Website:
https://midtownglobalmarket.org/

Venue

Midtown Global Market
920 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis,United States
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