Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Take Part and here is how…
Join the Juneteenth Celebration Virtual Experience. A 5-part web series that will celebrate art, history, education, and commerce.
About this Event
The DeSoto Parks and Recreation Department would like to cordially invite you to experience a Virtual Juneteenth Celebration on Monday, June 15th – Friday, 19th. This event is a 5-part web series that captures cultural art, history, education, and fashion through a virtual lens. This program features an array of local and world-renowned talent. You will witness rich cultural performances, authentic storytelling, and a phenomenal musical finale by the legendary Inspiration Band.
The purpose of Juneteenth Week is to provide a 7-day series of curated, action-focused events along with social media challenges celebrating Blackness on the anniversary of our liberation from slavery. This week will touch on themes like public health and its impacts on the community, a deep dive into how our present has been shaped by our past and filling the gap by way of economic literacy. Additionally, this will be an opportunity for you to partake in a social media challenge to share your experiences each day pertaining to the theme. Each day, subject matter experts will tackle these various themes directly related to the Black experience as speakers, panelists, and activists culminating with a call to action to continue the celebration of Blackness into the future.
Date and Time: Mon, Jun 15, 2020, 7:00 PM –Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 6:30 AM EST
NAACP Presents Juneteenth Black Family Reunion and Virtual Town Hall
The Juneteenth Black Family Reunion will be hosted by Nischelle Turner of Entertainment Tonight with special guest appearances from Deon Cole, Actor and Comedian from Black-ish, Jenifer Lewis, Actress from Black-ish, Whoopi Goldberg, award-winning actress and co-host of The View, Kierra Sheard, gospel-recording artist and actress, and Captain Kirk Douglas, legendary guitarist from The Roots, and many more. Participants can view both events LIVE on NAACP or REVOLT YouTube channels: