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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: People join the group Strategy for Black Lives to protest in support of Black Empowerment and demand police reform in Foley Square on June 13, 2020, in New York City. Protests continued across the nation for the 19th day in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

Today is Juneteenth. June 19th is a holiday that happens every year on June 19th, which is the day that marks the end of slavery in the United States.

Many corporations and companies have spoken out this year and decided to make the day an official company holiday. With everything going on in the world, and especially in America right now, it is very important that we not only recognize Juneteenth but we also show our respects.

Here are some ways that you can celebrate around Charlotte:

Juneteenth Festival Of The Carolinas 

  • June 19th – 21st
  • FREE
  • Face masks required

Virtual Lunch & Learn 

  • The Charlotte Museum of History will host this from 12p – 12:45p
  • RSVP on the website

Juneteenth Peoples University 

  • Freedom Park
  • 5:30p- 8p

Yoga for Black Liberation 

  • Friday, at 6:45pm
  • Freedom Park

Juneteenth Food Truck Rally 

  • Hornets Nest Park
  • 5p-8p
  • food, music, and speakers
  • face masks required

Juneteenth Family Day Celebration 

  • Levine Meseum of The New South
  • A virtual event from 9am – 5pm

The Freedom March 

  • Starts at First Warm Park
  • Speakers 1-1:50p, Peaceful protest 1:50-3p