Juneteenth Festival

Date: 
Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Germantown
Philadelphia, OR
United States

Join us in Germantown at the Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 19, 2021,  1pm – 5pm

Come celebrate and commemorate the 156th Anniversary of Juneteenth – the end of slavery in the United States

This year, Johnson House Historic Site will host our 15th annual celebration of Juneteenth!  A National Historic Landmark, Underground Railroad station and Center for Social Advocacy, our site represents what everyday people have done and can do to make a difference in their community and beyond.  The Johnson House example of historic partnership – between Africans seeking freedom, the abolitionist Johnson family, and other abolitionists – serve as a catalyst to inspire, uplift and empower current and future generations.  As an empathetic community representative that champions challenges directly – and works with and through other established entities – our Center expands serves as “a place to engage the community, facilitate shared conversation, build advocacy, and act to address contemporary issues that negatively impact our communities today.   

Meaning of Juneteenth: When Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Orders, Number 3; Headquarters District of Texas, Galveston, June 19, 1865, he had no idea that, in establishing the Union Army’s authority over the people of Texas, he was also establishing the basis for a holiday, “Juneteenth” (“June” plus “nineteenth”).  “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”.  Today, Juneteenth is the most popular annual celebration of emancipation from slavery in the United States and the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. 

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Arts & Culture
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