Juneteenth, A Freedom Celebration June 16 – 17, 2017
Juneteenth, A Freedom Celebration observes Juneteenth National Freedom Day. This holiday is the oldest nationally celebrated emancipation commemoration. Elegba Folklore Society programs a combination of history with a contemporary family gathering featuring performances, speakers, The Freedom Market and children’s activities. A symposium and the Annual Torch Lit Night Walk on the Trail of Enslaved Africans are featured. Elegba Folklore Society introduced Juneteenth to Richmond in 1996. (Third weekend in June.)
Click here to check out an interview regarding Junteenth, A Freedom Celebration on Heritage Radio Network’s “Hot Grease” hosted by Nicole Taylor.