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2021 Juneteenth events and resources


2021 Juneteenth events and resources

Juneteenth Events 

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally recognized commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas to announce the end of slavery in America. The news came two years after President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had officially freed slaves. Since then, Juneteenth celebrations have spread across the nation.  

Juneteenth Festival
Celebrate Juneteenth with food, music, and more. Public Health - Seattle & King County will provide health screenings, COVID vaccines and assistance with health insurance enrollment. 
Date and time: June 19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Location: Othello Park, 4351 S Othello St.
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Northwest African American Museum: Juneteenth Week 2021 
Date and time: June 13 to June 19, start times vary
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Step Afrika!
Date and time
: June 19, 8 p.m.  
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Juneteenth 2021 in Seattle: A guide to local events 

Juneteenth becomes an official, paid holiday for state employees in Washington, The Seattle Times  

Juneteenth becomes official holiday in Washington, KNKX 

Books about Juneteenth for children  

Watch a video about Emancipation