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.
AAMSAZ is supporting the Juneteenth Festival Committee! You won’t want to miss these:
Join us on June 15, 2023, at The Loft Cinema (1900 E. Speedway Blvd.) for the exclusive screening of “Making Black America: Through the Grapevine.” Presented by Bank of America in collaboration with Dr. Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Stacey L. Holman, Shayla Harris, and PBS. The event starts at 5:00 PM with a dinner ($15 each) where you can meet with special guests, including Bank of America executives and local historians, followed by the free screening at 6:00 PM.
The UArizona Beyond Juneteenth Committee will host the Beyond Legacy, a Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2023 at Centennial Hall for an exclusive Fireside Chat with two extraordinary guests: Rev. Dr. Bernice King, strategist, peace advocate, and daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King and Professor Ilyasah Shabazz, award winning author, educator, and daughter of Malcom X and Dr. Betty Shabazz. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
This event is FREE. However, tickets must be requested through Ticketmaster – student, community, and group tickets are available.
Don’t miss this free special event! Visit BEYONDJUNETEENTH.ARIZONA.EDU for more info on tickets and the event.
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