Popular Juneteenth Events are happening this weekend in North Carolina
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is a national commemoration of ending slavery in the United States. It is a time that calls for celebrating the freedom within education and achievement and acknowledging the ever-evolving progress we aim to achieve in contributing to the progress, amplification, significance, and the future of the African-American community.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. On June 17,2021 President Biden signed a bill to recognized this day. Federal employees will observe this day as a holiday.
“Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, and today, a national holiday," said Vice President Harris
To honor the Federal Holiday there concert’s Tyscot Records and Bishop Leonard Scott will have a Live Concert at the Sheraton in Chapel Hill Hotel on June 17th at 7 PM EST. Featuring recording artist Ruth La’Ontra and Thomas & The Situation.
The North Carolina Museum of Art will kick off Juneteenth Weekend with a special event called Juneteenth Joy. Features Grammy and Dove-nominated artist Kelontae Gavin, Grammy, and Stellar Award-winning vocalists Kierra Sheard-Kelly and Le’Andria Johnson, and Grammy, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning gospel music legends Bishop Hezekiah Walker & LFC and Fred Hammond.
Koinonia Christian Center in Greenville will be honoring their Fathers and Father figures for Fathers Day along with acknowledging the importance of Juneteenth to the African American community.