Comemorate Slavery’s End at the Juneteenth Celebration

The Greater Indianapolis NAACP is hosting a Juneteenth Community Celebration this June 18, 2011 at the Martin Luther King Community Center. A fun filled day of community interaction, education and engagement for the entire family, the Juneteenth Community Celebration is a great Indianapolis event. This Indianapolis community event is designed to highlight the NAACP’s mission of equality of all. Don’t miss this FREE Indianapolis community event.

It has been 144 years since the emancipation of all slaves in the United States. A hard fought war that tore the nation apart ended an era of unheard of cruelty. While African Americans still had a long road to equality ahead of them, including a brutal Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s and 1970s, Emancipation following the Civil War was no doubt the first step.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865. Since then, June 19th has become globally observed as the African Emancipation Day. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes achievement and education for African American communities. A time to remember the struggles faced by African Americans in United States history, the day offers modern African American’s the chance to reflect on the strength of their race.

A time for reflection and rejoicing, celebrators take stock of their plans for self-improvement and community improvement. A time to remember the past, celebrators use their foundation to create a brighter future. In cities across the country, Juneteenth is a time to celebrate the leaps taken forward by African Americans since the end of the Civil War.
The Indianapolis NAACP hosts Indiana’s celebration, with a focus on self improvement. This year’s celebration includes education and community resource fair, a barbecue and baking contest, empowerment sessions, talent showcases and a Father/Son basketball tournament. The Juneteenth Community Celebration is a venue for people to come together, embrace community and most importantly to receive information on health, financial prosperity and self development. Plus, there is plenty for Indianapolis kids to do too.

Join together with your Indianapolis community for the Juneteenth Community Celebration and remember the struggle your ancestors faced. Celebrate the greatness of the African American spirit!

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Juneteenth Community Celebration
Saturday, June 18th
All Day

Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch #3053
300 East Fall Creek Parkway North
Indianapolis, IN 46205