The Ann Arbor Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will hold its 14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 21, 2008 from noon until 6:00pm at Wheeler Park in Ann Arbor. The event will feature performances by local talent, games, children's area, vendors and activities for the entire family!
This is a celebration that seeks to unite the community by sharing in this piece of American history. For more information about Juneteenth, visit http://www.juneteenth.com
2008 event information: http://www.anotherannarbor.org/webcalendar/view_entry.php?id=73&date=20080621
2009 in the news
- Ann Arbor's Juneteenth celebration draws a crowd, Ann Arbor News, June 2009
Hosted by the Ann Arbor Chapter of the NAACP, the event is a chance to educate, said chapter president William Hampton. He grew up in Texas where Juneteeth - which falls on June 19, but is typically celebrated the third Saturday of June - is a state holiday and is often celebrated with parades and large picnics.