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Juneteenth 2021 Community March and Virtual Program

Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Africans in America. On June 19, 1865, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and parts of the southwest that freedom had come. One hundred fifty six years later, freedom and equality are still being sought. Juneteenth is a day of celebration and recognition but also a reminder that there is much work to be done.


SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021 (RAIN OR SHINE)

10 AM to Noon

Participate in an in-person one mile community march from Fuller Park to Wheeler Park, (see map below). The walk will pass along Riverside Park, across the Broadway Bridge to Summit Street before reaching Wheeler Park where there will be refreshments, conversation and information.


1 PM Virtual Program

The Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP and other event collaborators will present a Juneteenth virtual program that will be broadcast on CTN and viewable on YouTube. Visit the Ann Arbor parks www.a2gov.org/juneteenth for additional details or for the program link which will be available at noon on June 19.



Fuller Park: https://www.a2gov.org/departments/parks-recreation/parks-places/Pages/Fuller.aspx


Wheeler Park: https://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/parks-places/Pages/Wheeler.aspx





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