MSU Juneteenth Celebration: From Freedom to Liberation

MSU Juneteenth Celebration: From Freedom to Liberation

For the first time, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, Michigan State University will host a university-wide and in-person celebration of Juneteenth to commemorate the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the United States.

A week-long celebration, including film screenings, panel discussions and webinars, will take place during the week leading up to the in-person event.

The commemoration will include a panel discussion, live music, food and more. Join this historic celebration of African American culture and Spartan community.

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When: Saturday, June 19, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Where: Munn Field RSVP: Website:

What is Juneteenth?

On June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and a couple of months after the end of the Civil War, newly posted Major General Gordon Granger issued orders to free the over 250,00 African American slaves in Texas who had not yet been informed of the new law. Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the U.S.



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