Juneteenth in North Minneapolis
1304 N 10th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Contact: Conrad Zbikowski [email protected]
June 17, 2023
12:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Senate District 59 DFL will be hosting a returning tent with information about how to register to vote where you live, literature for our DFL legislators and other DFL elected officials, as well as free ice-cold bottled water to help beat the heat! In 2022, there was live music, a Civil War reenactment, and a wide variety of vendor booths from Metro Transit to Black artist-made jewelry for sale. From the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board: Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is one of two freedom celebrations held throughout the United States; the other is the Fourth of July. It originated in 1865 and is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19 of that year that Major General Gordon Granger and his troops landed at Galveston, Texas, where they announced – and enforced – President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had officially taken effect two and a half years earlier.