NC Counts Coalition is organizing a Juneteenth Drive-Thru Freedom Parade on Saturday, June 20th, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. to around 1 p.m.
You’re welcome to decorate your car and participate. Register to participate here.
The meetup location is Washington Elementary School, 1000 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh.
Meet up at 10:30 a.m., and the parade will start at 11 a.m., and last approximately an hour and a half or two hours.
Enjoy music and fun. This event will also raise awareness for the 2020 Census.
Juneteenth is a celebration that marks the end of the enslavement of African-American people in the United States.
It marks the day, June 19th, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation (which had been issued on January 1st, 1863) was finally read to enslaved African–Americans in Texas.
It took more than two years for word of freedom to get to enslaved people, and freedom is still a process. Some of the Juneteenth events are calls to action, and all encourage community involvement.Subscribe to Triangle on the Cheap