The Other America Movement is presenting the Post-Juneteenth Celebration Open Air Market on Friday, July 10th, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 117 Hunt Street, Durham.
This will be a day of peace, unity and reflection, celebrating black independence and excellence.
The event will include:
- Black vendors
- Food and drink
- Black Wall Street era jazz
- Live music
Proceeds will be used to help Durham’s communities of color.
Juneteenth is a celebration that celebrates 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 a year 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.