Juneteenth in the Mohawk Valley

Juneteenth in the Mohawk Valley

Juneteenth is being commemorated and celebrated in cities, towns and villages throughout the valley

Join in on the Juneteenth commemorations and celebrations happening at locations throughout the Mohawk Valley. From outdoor festivals, 5k runs, food tasting, movies, tours and more, there’s something for everyone at local events.

June 19th, “Juneteenth,” became a legal federal holiday on June 17, 2021.

This day commemorates

June 19, 1865, the date Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and delivered General Order No. 3 announcing the end of legalized slavery in Texas. Historically, it has been a holiday celebrated by people of African descent in the United States, as well as people in Canada, Jamaica, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and other countries throughout the world. Juneteenth is also a “symbolic date” representing the African American struggle for freedom and equality, and a celebration of family and community. (Library of Congress)

Take a look at some of the Juneteenth events happening in the Mohawk Valley

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