Historically Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the moment in which every African American found out they were free by executive decree. Today, we celebrate Juneteenth as Freedom Day and recognize the ongoing fight for human rights and equality. Throughout our American history to this modern day, the Black community overcame and continues to overcome incredible fetes to secure a brighter future for themselves, their families, and future generations.
This Juneteenth, our team will be taking the day to celebrate and recognize the immeasurable contributions made by the Black community to both our local community and our country. We encourage you to take time to learn more about Freedom Day and celebrate the Black community today and everyday. To help, we've compiled some recommendations from our team.
The Wright: For over half a century, the Detroit-based Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has dedicated itself to exploring and celebrating the rich cultural legacy of African Americans.
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture: The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.
Juneteenth Detroit Parade and Festival (13th Annual): A day of fun family and food! A time spent honoring the past by celebrating today and encouraging the futures.
Detroit Gives Black: A family event to view the many forms of Black giving through visual and performance art.
Baobab Fare: A celebration of East African food and culture.
Taste the Diaspora: A Detroit mutal aid food agency - give them a follow to find out when and where they're popping up.