Juneteenth w-creditOn June 19th, 1865, the United States Army took action in Galveston, Texas to enforce the official abolition of slavery following the Civil War, as previously mandated by the Emancipation Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln. In subsequent years, the celebration of this historic occasion became known as Juneteenth (short for June 19th).

This year, on Saturday, June 14, we ask you to join us in celebrating the 149th anniversary of this great day. The Colorado Springs chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has organized a Juneteenth Celebration. This event waslocated at Colorado College, Armstrong Quad, and  feature local vendors, entertainment, food, and fun for the whole family.

Our campaign proudly presented a table alongside our friends in the community. We hope you are as enthusiastic as we are about recognizing this part of the sacred legacy of freedom and justice that we as a community must uphold.  Happy Juneteenth!

P.S. Great folks on a blustery day!  I gave it a try at line-dancing. I really am pathetic… Mildred’s expression says it all 😉 We had fantastic volunteers also at our booth! Thank you to everyone who came by and everyone who volunteered to make this a fun event at Colorado College.

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