Juneteenth is observed annually on June 19th and is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. Though the Emancipation Proclamation was officially issued in 1863, it was not until 1865 that it was announced in Texas – and the first recorded celebration on record took place in 1866. Since then, celebrations and festivals have grown and are now seen in nearly all major U.S. cities.
Full Schedule of JuneteenthICT Events in Wichita 2021
Visit the JuneteenthICT website for a full schedule of virtual and in-person events in Wichita this week.
Additionally, there are other events around town celebrating Juneteenth: