Recognized from coast-to-coast as Freedom Day, Juneteenth is historically one of the oldest known celebrations commemorating the announcement of the abolishment of slavery in Texas in June of 1865.

It’s more commonly known in history as the memorial of the emancipation of African-American slaves living throughout the Confederate South. The official national day of celebration; on the 19th of June, is primarily observed in local community celebrations.

Celebrations actually started on Friday, June 10th with the Re-Enactment of the Underground Railroad this year. But, the big day of celebration will be on the 18th of June from 8AM to 6PM, starting with a free Continental Breakfast near the pavilion at the North Mississippi Regional Park; (first come, first served basis), and local Hennepin County Library Storytelling events.  Enjoy musical performances, a variety of vendor booths, recreational activities for children, food vendors and an overall great time for community togetherness.

For more information, map and location visit the official event website at JuneteenthMinnesota.org.

This year, Skills 4 Life is proud to participate in the event by hosting an informational booth; made possible by the generosity of local businesses.

Skills 4 Life would like to thank Target in Brooklyn Center, Target in Crystal, and Walmart in Brooklyn Center for their generous donations. Make sure to stop by our booth and say hello, and learn more about the organization and how you can get involved.

 

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