Juneteenth also known as Independence Day and Emancipation Day commemorates the end of slavery in America. Now a federal holiday, Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the announcement of General Order #3 by the Union Army General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865 proclaiming freedom for enslaved Black people in Texas.
Here's a list of events in and around the Queen City to celebrate the special day:
There are lots of fun, local events happening to celebrate Juneteenth. Don't miss out!