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June 19 – Madison Heights Juneteenth Celebration

June 19 – Madison Heights Juneteenth Celebration

Madison Heights, MI – Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was given by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, the beginning of the end of slavery wouldn’t be recognized until more than two years later – June 19, 1865 – a date that later became known as Juneteenth.

The City of Madison Heights Human Relations and Equity Commission (HREC) will host our city’s first  Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2021 at Civic Center Park. It will be a live event featuring various educational exhibits, speakers, entertainment, food trucks, vendor booths and fun activities for kids. Plans are subject to change based upon Covid restrictions at the time.

This is a community-wide celebration for everyone. It will be a time for all races, nationalities, and religions to join hands and truthfully acknowledge a period in history that shaped and continues to influence our society today.

The Juneteenth Celebration will be free of charge to the community.

More info:  https://madisonheightsjuneteenth.com

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