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National Freedom Day -Juneteenth- Boulder County Celebration: Equality, Triumph, End of Slavery…

National Freedom Day -Juneteenth- Boulder County Celebration: Equality, Triumph, End of Slavery…


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The NAACP Boulder County and Executive Committee, African American Cultural Events, BoCo invites you to our second annual Boulder County Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is an important part of American history as it commemorated the official end of slavery on June 19, 1865. June 2022 commemorates the inaugural year Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day) is recognized as a United States federal holiday.

Join us for our Juneteenth presentation as we celebrate the youth of Boulder County, acknowledge local community members, and pay special tribute to trailblazers of Black History. This year’s celebration is a five-day affair. In collaboration with various local community members and organizations and participants from multiple municipalities within Boulder County. Making Black history accessible in our communities is one of the first steps in acknowledging and celebrating African American Culture.

Below is a list of our events:

  • June 16, 2022, Flag Raising Ceremonies
    – City of Louisville, 10:00 AM and Town of Erie, 4:00 PM. (To register).

 

  • June 17, 2022, Flag Raising Ceremonies
    – City of Longmont, 10:00 AM and City of Boulder, 4:00 PM. (To register).

 

  • June 18, 2022, 9:00 AM- 7:30 PM- Youth Art Development Workshops and Showcase
    – City of Longmont Museum. (To register).

 

  •  June 19, 2022, 1:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Juneteenth Outdoor Community Celebration w/Congressman Joe Neguse.
    – Roosevelt Park in Longmont
    – Event Coordinator Longmont City Councilperson Shiquita Yarbrough. (To register).

 

  • Juneteenth Celebration of Black Excellence: Featuring: BVSD/SVVSD 2022 Graduates, 11:00 am- 2:00 PM
    – Boulder High School, 1604 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. (To register).

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