June 17 – Juneteenth in West Bloomfield Celebration
West Bloomfield, MI – In a show of community support, the third-annual Juneteenth in the WB celebration will take place on Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We will celebrate WB diversity with Juneteenth-related dance, music and education.
The program includes student performers, family fun, African Dance and more than fifty vendors and artisans. The event is free and open to the public. This is a rain or shine event.
Hosted by the West Bloomfield Social Justice Committee in partnership with the West Bloomfield Library, West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation, West Bloomfield School District, Henry Ford Health West Bloomfield, and the Semaj J. Morgan Foundation, West Bloomfield Police and Fire, United We Walk/MLK 365, and Road Masters Vette Club.
Juneteenth National Freedom Day commemorates the date of the final emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. The official emancipation took place on June 19, 1865, following an announcement by Union Army General Gordon Granger in Texas.
While slavery had been outlawed by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, actual emancipation was delayed in many parts of the South, especially in rural areas.
Refreshments are free and are donated by Jet’s Pizza West Bloomfield, Busch’s Fresh Food Market West Bloomfield, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, and Costco.
West Bloomfield High School is located at 4925 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI, 48323. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside West Bloomfield High School.
More information at www.juneteenthwb.org
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