Thursday, June 13, 2024

Juneteenth National and Local


Local and national (online) events will celebrate the 159th anniversary of the announcement in Galveston, Texas that slavery had ended two and a half years before - Juneteenth. 

Every Wednesday in June, Family Search offers free Roots Search webinars online. View the schedule and watch past programs at Family Tree also offers a series of webinars:

Check out the Juneteenth Digital Toolkit, hosted by the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  

Then, on Tuesday, June 18, join a virtual program by the Galveston, Texas Historical Foundation's African Amerian Heritage Committee to look at some of the undertold stories of the people and places of Galveston’s Juneteenth history. Register for the online event here:

Also on June 18, take a guided virtual tour of the National Constitution Center's exhibit, Juneteenth in Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality. Register for the 11 a.m. program here:

On Wednesday, June 19 at 1 p.m., join an online Conversation on Black leadership with political commentator and bestselling author Eddie Glaude Jr. In his new book, "We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For," Glaude explores how ordinary people, through the examples of leading Black Americans Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Ella Baker, have the capacity to achieve a more just and perfect democracy.

And at 4  or 7:30 p.m.,  La Crosse area Juneteenth festivities will begin with a free screening of the 2023 musical The Color Purple at the Rivoli (show times at 4 and at 7:30 p.m.)

On Saturday, June 22, celebrate Juneteenth live and in person at Riverside Park from noon to 7 p.m. including a special Kids' Fail from noon to 3. Learn more at

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