JUNETEENTH ATLANTA PARADE & MUSIC FESTIVAL (JA) 2015 is coming and it’s gonna be off the chain!! An enlightening and positive experience for everyone, including a children's pavilion, a genealogy service, a cultural village that offers family activities, an Arts & Crafts Market and a 4-day Music Festival. We are setting up for an entire month of Juneteenth acknowledgements, lectures, church and school visits, parties, dinners and celebrations. Please support our effort! Families especially are getting involved with this phenomenal movement to clean up the community and have an event that celebrates the awesome achievements of African Americans. We invite everyone to come and join this movement!!
The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863. It had minimal immediate effect on most slaves’ day-to-day lives, particularly in Texas, which was almost entirely under Confederate control. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the state and enforce the emancipation of its slaves.
Juneteenth celebrates one of the GREATEST events that occurred in American history. Emancipation of African descendants known today as African Americans! Juneteenth also inspires the continued achievements, unity and economic prosperity for all people everywhere all the time. Juneteenth Atlanta brings you the cultural and artistic expressions that led to the first Juneteenth celebration and beyond.
Juneteenth Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are investing in a multitude of promotions and fundraisers that include Juneteenth t-shirts, a senior walk, a 5k run, a 10k bike ride, a Juneteenth dinner drive, and a car and bike show to help us produce a community litter sweep, a parade on MLK Jr Drive, and so much more!
For our schedule and other information, please review our website and check back frequently for exciting updates on one of Atlanta's most inspirational annual and culturally significant events! We appreciate your support in helping to spread the word about this endeavor to do something positive for our community!!