Detroit To Celebrate The 156th Anniversary of Juneteenth In a 3-Day Series of Virtual and Local Events

The 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the U.S., will be commemorated June 17-19 with a series of in-person and virtual events marked by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Ten leading Black museums and historical institutions across the U.S. have collaborated with several businesses to bring the three-day event to the public.

“We are extremely excited to have partnered with some of the Nation’s 1st voice institutions of African American history and culture to present a multi-city virtual event,” said Neil Barclay, president and CEO of the Wright Museum, in a press release. “Equally, our connection to the local community with both the Downtown Detroit Partnership and the Avenue of Fashion Business Association will engage people from all walks of life, to best understand the meaning of Juneteenth.”

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