Juneteenth 2021 Celebrations

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on June 19, 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, enslaved people were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, is celebrated on June 19.  There are several great celebrations in the Twin Cities area, or virtually, to attend, including the following:

Juneteenth Resources


Juneteenth Celebrations in the Twin Cities and Beyond
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

Juneteeth – Celebrating Freedom Day – 6/15-6/19 – Minneapolis
Hosted by Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board & Partners

Juneteenth 2021 in St. Paul – 6/18-6/19 – St. Paul
Hosted by Visit St. Paul & Partners

Twin Ports Annual Juneteenth: Celebrating Black Joy – 6/19 – Duluth
Hosted by the Duluth Branch NAACP

Rochester Juneteenth Celebrations – 6/19 – Rochester
Hosted by Rochester Community Organizations

Juneteenth Celebration Mankato – 6/19 – Mankato
Hosted by Greater Mankato Diversity Committee


Richard Wright Juneteenth Reading Circle – 6/17 @ 6 PM
Hosted by the Chicago Public Library

Juneteenth Unityfest – 6/19 @ 4 PM
Hosted by the Robert Randolph Foundation

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