Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. We share in the spirit, joy, and carrying on of our ancestors who were among the last to learn of their freedom in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. On Juneteenth, we reflect on the struggles of those who came before us, we enjoy the activities and foods that they etched into our culture, and we build on their knowledge, strategies, and resistance in order to defeat modern-day slavery and disenfranchisement.

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Celebrating Juneteenth on the Lower Eastern Shore Since 2018

Left photo: two children holding books at the 2019 festival; Right photo: Artist J-Mor taking the stage at the 2019 festival.

2021 JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY COOKOUT

  JUNE 19, 2021   

SALISBURY CITY PARK

  4:00 PM  

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2021 Celebration

As many of us are anxious to get out of the house and reconnect after a year of quarantine, our community cookout is sure to be fun for the entire family. Still, we are mindful that Coronavirus is ongoing and will have safety precautions in place.

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HAVE STUDENTS IN GRADES 9-12 WHO COULD USE A SCHOLARSHIP? ENCOURAGE YOUR SCHOLAR TO SUBMIT AN ESSAY FOR THE WICOMICO COUNTY RACIAL JUSTICE ESSAY CONTEST.