Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of Slavery. Dating back to 1865, it was June 19th that the union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free. (Two years after Lincoln signed the proclamation.)
KENNESAW’S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
by Melissa O’Brien
The Kennesaw Police Department and its Citizen’s Advisory Board is pleased to announce that Juneteenth 2022 will be celebrated again in the City of Kennesaw on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Swift-Cantrell Park. The entire Kennesaw community is invited to join in family-friendly activities with food trucks, community vendors, bouncy houses, police and fire truck displays, entertainment and more from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
This is the second annual Juneteenth celebration in Kennesaw. The event is a result of the Kennesaw Police Department, in partnership with a team of faith and community leaders, teaming up to celebrate the community, the diversity of the community, and unity with a family-friendly event.
The event is free to the public. Food truck vendors will be there selling food and drink.
ACWORTH’S JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Concert on the Green: A Juneteenth Celebration will take place at Logan Farm Park on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The event opens at 5:00 p.m. with live music taking place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This concert is a celebration in observance of June 19, 1865, when the last African American slaves held in Confederate states were finally freed by the Union army. This federal holiday honors our American ideals of equality for all, and we invite the entire community to join in this celebration of freedom and culture.
The City of Acworth invites the whole community to bring blankets and folding chairs and join this celebration of freedom and respect for all cultures.
We’re looking forward to an evening of music and dancing with a variety of performances and vendors present before the Total Package Band takes the stage at 7:00 p.m. Make sure to bring the whole family for food, fun, and celebrations as our community comes together.
LOCAL LIBRARIANS TAKING PART IN JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Visit your favorite librarians at Logan Farm Park in Acworth! You’re invited to take part in City of Acworth’s Juneteenth Celebration, which includes games, food, and a concert on the green! Stop by the library booth to say hello to your favorite librarians, do some fun crafts, and check out books from the Cobb Library Bookmobile 🙂
MARIETTA TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH
The Cobb County Branch of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, will be hosting a two-day Juneteenth Celebration, recently recognized as a holiday, starting Friday, June 17, 2022 with a concert in the Marietta Square. On Saturday, June 18, 2022, we will have our annual cultural celebration from 10am-7pm.
June 17-18, 2022 – The weekend is filled with exciting events to be held at Glover Park the Marietta Square in Marietta GA.
Events are as follows:
• Friday, June 17th – “Evening Under the Stars” 6pm – 11pm featuring the sounds of Jazzy Blu Band & Friends, you are guaranteed to be on your feet the entire time.
• Saturday, June 18th – Juneteenth Cultural Festival 10am – 7pm Over 100+ Vendors, Live Performance by Grammy Award vocalist LeAndria Johnson, Atlanta Old Skool Drummers and various entertainment throughout the day, Health Fair, Children’s Area and Activities. Come and enjoy the various vendors and what they have to offer, the variety of entertainment throughout the day and all the activities available for the young and young at heart.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of Slavery. Dating back to 1865, it was June 19th that the union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants.
Juneteenth today celebrates African American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect of ALL cultures.