Juneteenth

This free family event is open to the public. As a part of our ongoing mission to provide exciting and unique cultural programming to county residents, the Juneteenth celebration is a must-attend event that will surely delight all.

What is Juneteenth?


Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Juneteenth is an official holiday recognized in over 43 states and the District of Columbia.
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Festival Information

Virtual Juneteenth 2021
June 19, 2021 

Join us for our hybrid (in-person and virtual) events!

June 14 – 19, 2021 (Virtual)
Virtual Art Exhibition- Andi Cullins (Fiber Artist)

Watch on PG Parks YouTube!

June 17, 2021 (Virtual), 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Panel Discussion- Finding the Path to Healing: Addressing Historical Trauma and the Black Experience

Virtual Event Access: You can access our live-streamed virtual events at their scheduled time by visiting our PG Parks History Facebook or our PG Parks YouTube pages.

June 18, 2021 (In-person), 5 pm – 7pm
Juneteenth Celebration Kits Handout Drive-Through

  • Juneteenth celebration kits for individuals to take home and plan their own celebrations. Kits will include games, activity books, and historical information on Juneteenth.
  • Registration Not Required
  • Quantities Limited; Limit of 2 Kits per vehicle/household

 Drive-Through Locations:

  • Montpelier Arts Center
  • Ridgeley Rosenwald School
  • Oxon Hill Manor

June 19, 2021 (Virtual), 10 am – 3 pm
Footprints and Roots

  • Organized by the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Prince George’s County Chapter
  • Keynote Speaker: Professor Dale Green, School of Architecture and Planning (Historic Preservation), Morgan State University

Workshops:

  • Quilt Codes and the Underground Railroad: History or Mystery?
  • Georgetown Memory Project: The Genealogical Pursuit of Truth, Reconciliation, and Reunion
  • Moses Grandy Opens Doors to Our African Homeland

Virtual Event Access: You can access our live-streamed virtual events at their scheduled time by visiting our PG Parks History Facebook or our PG Parks YouTube pages.

June 19, 2021 (Virtual), 1 pm – 3 pm
Juneteenth DJ Battle (Livestream event)

  • Livestream event will feature DJ Lance Reynolds and DJ Miss H.E.R.

Virtual Event Access: You can access our live-streamed virtual events at their scheduled time by visiting our PG Parks History Facebook or our PG Parks YouTube pages.

June 19, 2021 (In-person), 1 pm – 3 pm
Juneteenth Mini Celebrations
Register Here!

  • These small in-person celebrations will include music, history activities, and arts activities
  • Celebrations will include stepping workshops/demonstrations led by Step Afrika and live art demonstrations sponsored by Creative Suitland
  • Registration Required

Locations:

Additional Information

Please email the Black History Program coordinators.