Juneteenth, a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, is also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day. It is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved or bonded in the United States, our Ancestors, our Egungun.
Join us for the Beyond Juneteenth festival, titled “Beyond” to recognize Juneteenth as the oldest celebration commemorating the freedom of enslaved people in the United States, while also acknowledging the ancestral legacy we have yet to grow into.
Learn, connect, and be empowered as we start the day with a Juneteenth Flag Raising ceremony, live performances hosted Laurel Mustafa by From Sa-roc & Sol Messiahh, Richard Raw, Jea Street Jr, Nadja Nicole, Nitro Nitra, Jahiti, Ghetto Songbird, Ebony Zuudia, Hezekiah, Stiggz Stigalo, Tonantzin Yaotecas, ILE IGO KE, Egungun Oloba. Enjoy offerings from Drop Squad Kitchen, food trucks, arts and craft vendors.
This event is sponsored by FUJIFILM, the Center for Interventional Pain and Spine, Abundance Child Ministries Inc, DropSquad Kitchen, 302GunsDown, Luxe Moss, and Guerrilla Republik. This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.