Juneteenth Community Events & Resources

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Texas to enforce the emancipation proclamation. This day, Juneteenth, celebrates the liberation of the last enslaved people in Texas. In 2021, the United States declared June 19 a federal holiday. There will be events in Tallahassee to celebrate Juneteenth, and there are many resources for you to learn more about the significance of this holiday.


Name: Juneteenth Kickoff
Date: Friday, June 17
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Railroad Square Craft House

Name: Juneteenth Open Mic ~ Music ~ Poetry ~ Vendor
Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual Events

Name: Juneteenth Empowerment Day
Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 4:00 – 10:00pm
Location: 101 S. Gadsden Street


“History of Juneteenth” by Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott

Celebrating Juneteenth with the Solomon Sir Jones films

Today Explained: Celebrate Juneteenth!

Five myths about Juneteenth – The Washington Post

A Reading List on Anti-Racism and the Black Lives Matter Movement at FSU Libraries

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