2014 Juneteenth Celebration, June 18

by Michelle Saport  |   

Wednesday, June 18, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Wells Fargo Sports Complex, Lawn

UAA Student Activities (in partnership with Student Life & Leadership and the Multicultural Center) presents the 2014 Juneteenth Celebration, an event commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. Enjoy a full plate of soul food and live music by Robert Arms and friends.

Food is free for UAA students (with valid ID from spring or summer semesters), $10 for UAA staff/faculty and $12 for the general public.

The history of Juneteenth: "Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, is considered the date when the last slaves in America were freed. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation did not come until General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops rode into Galveston, Texas, and issued General Order No. 3 on June 19, 1865 (almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation). Juneteenth celebrations are held in most, if not all, 50 states. Over half of the states now have some form of legislation or declaration establishing Juneteenth as a holiday or 'special day of recognition.'" -juneteenth.com

For more information, contact Student Activities at (907) 786-1219 or events@uaa.alaska.edu. Updates are also available on the Student Activities Facebook page.

Note: Motorcycle parking by the Wells Fargo Sports Complex will be unavailable June 17 and 18 for this event.

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