Celebrating Juneteenth 2022

Join us in celebrating Juneteenth with the NAACP Boulder County Branch and Executive Committee, African American Cultural Events, BoCo.

 

Did you know? Official news of the Emancipation Proclamation did not reach Texas until Union Army general Gordon Granger announced freedom for enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865, two and a half years later.

Historical Fact: The “Grandmother of Juneteenth,” Miss Opal Lee, was invited to the White House when President Joe Biden signed into law recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Hear her story from her perspective in Boulder County’s inaugural Juneteeth Celebration last year.

Juneteenth Celebration of Black Excellence:

Featuring: BVSD/SVVSD 2022 Graduates. Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Hill, Principal, Boulder High School. Musical contributions: Selasee Atiase and guest; The Juneteenth Heritage Youth and Young Adult Chorus

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM; doors open at 10:30 AM

Boulder High School 1604 Arapahoe Ave Boulder, CO 80302

Check out Peter Garland’s livestream for the Monday event at BHS roughly 11am-2pm- African American Cultural Events Boulder County – YouTube

 

For a full list of Juneteenth events, visit the NAACP calendar at https://naacpbouldercounty.org/community/

 

Date

Jun 19 2022
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Time

All Day
NAACP Calendar of Events