Juneteenth

Jubilee!: A Celebration of Juneteenth

Join us June 18-20, 2021 as we celebrate and share the history behind Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that enslaved men, women, and children in Texas received the news that they were free.

We will have picnic blankets placed throughout the grounds to encourage discussions about freedom and community relating to the Juneteenth Holiday. Please sit, enjoy a meal, and reflect on the celebration of Juneteenth

We will also feature an online exhibit as well as an Activist in Residence documentary in partnership with WFYI.

Tickets are included in General Admission. Click here to reserve your tickets.

Follow along with The Smithsonian Institute's Inaugural Civic Season here!

Read our blog post Summer Celebrations: Freedom for All?, written by historian, writer, and educator, Charlene J. Fletcher, Ph.D.

This presentation will provide insight surrounding the history of slavery and the celebration of Juneteenth in America.

Activists in Residence 2021 documentary
Emancipation and Juneteenth: The Rise of Black Liberation

Documentary will be played in Clowes Commons on June 19, 2021.