Celebrate Juneteenth in Nashville

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photo by Norf Studio Collective

photo by Norf Studio Collective

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is the oldest known commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, slaves in Texas received their freedom, and the day has been recognized and celebrated ever since. Nashville offers a wide variety of ways to celebrate Juneteenth. Check out these unique Juneteenth events.

June 15 – Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrate Freedom Day with the family at Rutherford County’s 1st African American school’s Juneteenth Celebration. There will be games for the kids, live music, food and art. Don’t miss out!

June 15 – 2019 Juneteenth Freedom Fair

If you or a loved one has a felony, come to the Village Church Nashville for a record expungement clinic with Judge Rachel Bell. The Freedom Fair also includes a resource and job fair with companies who hire people with felonies.

June 19 – Juneteenth at Fort Negley Park

Join the African American Cultural Alliance at Fort Negley Park for a celebration of the end of slavery in 1865 and a deep dive into African American history at Fort Negley. Celebrate history with music, food, family, and fun. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!

June 22 – Juneteenth Charity Fashion Show by X, the event

This Juneteenth Charity Fashion show hosted by X, the event is focused on giving back to communities of color. Proceeds from the fashion show will go toward awarding two nonprofit organizations focused on helping at risk youth with $2,000 each. Can’t make it to the show? Make a donation.

June 22 – Juneteenth Black Business Experience

Celebrate Juneteenth by supporting and uplifting black owned businesses. Enjoy trolley stops at over 50 Nashville black owned businesses and end the day with the Jefferson Street Art Crawl.

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