Juneteenth to be Celebrated in Murfreesboro Over Three-Day Period in Murfreesboro

May 31, 2022 at 10:43 pm by WGNS


The annual Juneteenth event will take place in Murfreesboro later this month. Vonchelle Stembridge with Murfreesboro Parks and Rec reported the event will take place later this month at Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center, which is filled with history… Juneteenth will kick off with Authors' Night on Thursday, June 16th, followed by Kaleidoscope day on the 17th. The big celebration of Juneteenth, which celebrates the freedom of enslaved African Americans, will be on Saturday, June 18th...

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in 1863, which was when slaves were given freedom. That freedom came after the Civil War, under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. It was first celebrated in Galveston, Texas in 1865.  

Again, the local Juneteenth celebration will take place at the Bradley Academy, Museum and Cultural Center (415 S. Academy St. in Murfreesboro, TN). Events begin on Thursday, June 16th and continue into Saturday. To see the Juneteenth Celebration schedule of events in Murfreesboro, CLICK HERE.

 

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