Juneteenth Day Celebration
June 19 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, when the last group of slaves in Galveston, Texas found out they were free.
For the last 50 years, Milwaukee has put on a Juneteenth celebration every year, not only for the community of today but for future members of the community. This special day is all about celebrating 50 years of fun, food, Black history and culture.
This year’s Juneteenth Day in Milwaukee will also include a parade that will start at 14th and Atkinson. It will include bands, floats, and teachable moments. GPSEd will also have a booth at the celebration. Join us for a fun filled day and visit our booth to see how you can get paid and earn your High School diploma with a Youth Apprenticeship program.
“Everyone is welcome at Juneteenth. It is not just a Black holiday, it is an American holiday,” said Tony Kearney, Executive Director of Northcott Neighborhood House.
To learn more about this year’s Juneteenth festivities check out this Milwaukee Magazine article: