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Juneteenth Celebration Red Springs NC

Welcome to the Juneteenth Celebration Red Springs, NC!

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 as we commemorate Juneteenth, a day of liberation and unity for the Black community.

Our event promises an unforgettable experience, filled with music, dance, food, and cultural enrichment. It’s a time to celebrate freedom, honor our history, and embrace the richness of our heritage.

At our Juneteenth Celebration, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the spirit of resilience and triumph. From vibrant performances to thought-provoking discussions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and learn from.

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Our Mission

The mission of Juneteenth Celebration Red Springs NC is to create an awe-inspiring annual event that celebrates the end to slavery in the United States through unique cultural, educational and historical perspectives for it’s citizens, for Robesonians and for friends and family from surrounding areas in North and South Carolina and beyond.

Although this family-friendly celebration primarily highlights the African-American experience it’s scope is inclusive of all people, genders, gender identity, races, ages, sexual orientation and nationalities.

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CELEBRATE HISTORY

Juneteenth is the oldest national celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It is the only holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery; more specifically the emancipation of enslaved Africans through the United States of America. North Carolina permanently recognized Juneteenth as a state holiday on Saturday, June 19, 2020, when Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed Juneteenth Day in this state.

Also known as “Freedom Day”, “Jubilee Day”, “Liberation Day” and “Emancipation Day”, Juneteenth recognizes that on this date in 1865, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas. This authorized United States Colored Troops to enforce emancipation and ultimately the 13th Amendment in Texas, just as they had been in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Our Vision

Collaborating with the Town of Red Springs, Red Springs & Robeson County Arts Councils, the Public Schools of Robeson County, churches, businesses, non-profits and other stakeholders, the vision of Juneteenth Celebration Red Springs NC is to provide scholarships, sustainability and perpetuity.
Juneteenth Celebration Red Springs, NC is a sponsored project of Red Springs Family and Community Services, Inc.

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