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About Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates the date, June 19, 1865, when the Union Army general, Gordon Granger, reached Galveston, TX with news of outlawing slavery and that slaves were no longer enslaved. The message came two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation of slaves in the US and two months after the end of the Civil War. Hundreds of thousands of enslaved men and women in Texas finally learned they were no longer enslaved. Yet, millions of slaves suffered for another two and a half years after slavery was outlawed. Since 1865, Juneteenth has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States observing the African American culture. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law on June 17, 2021.

Juneteenth activities for your calendar! 

Visit the AAMSAZ Juneteenth page for more information!

AAMSAZ is supporting the Juneteenth Festival Committee! You won’t want to miss these:

  • For the Juneteenth Kickoff Celebration, the Tucson Juneteenth Festival And Still, We Rise! in association with Alive Productions presents Evelyn Champagne King on Saturday, June 10th at 8 pm at the Dunbar Pavilion at 325 West 2nd Street in Tucson, AZ. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com or contact DJ Mista T at 520-282-3566 for more information.
  • Celebrate at the first annual Juneteenth Mass Choir of Tucson concert on Sunday, June 11, 3-6 PM. Join in for songs of praise at the gospel jubilee at the Pima College West – Proscenium Theater, 2202 W. Anklam Road. Free food and fellowship from 1- 2:30 pm prior to the concert. Visit TUCSONJUNE19.ORG to sign up to be a vendor or entertainer.
  • Join us at the 53rd annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17th, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Kino Sports Complex! There will be live entertainment, retail booths, job vendors, car show, food, drinks, a kids zone, and free toys.

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