Juneteenth is celebrated in LA. Find out where – NBC Los Angeles

Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday signed by President Joe Biden in 2021. The holiday has been celebrated since 1865 and originated in Galveston, Texas.

It is a day celebrating the end of slavery and the freedom of enslaved black Americans in Galveston, Texas, two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered and nearly two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. .

Several events will be hosted in LA and there are also multiple businesses and organizations that you can support.

Here is a list of different events to visit to celebrate Juneteenth.

Free events to attend

Juneteenth Community Celebration

Grab a chair and a blanket and head to the Juneteenth Community Celebration on June 18 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys.

The event brings the community together and features live entertainment, giveaways, raffles and black sellers.

The evening lasts from 13.00 to 18.00

Let’s celebrate Juneteenth together LA

The Open Arms Food Pantry and Resource Center will host the Emancipation of the Enslaved on June 19.

The event will be held at Westchester Park in Westchester from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be live music, an African marketplace, performing artists and a Foodie Area featuring LA’s best food vendors.

The event will also feature performances by rappers, councilors and book writers.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is also expected to attend.

Crenshaw YMCA – Juneteenth Unifest

The Crenshaw YMCA will host their second annual Juneteenth Unifest on June 18 from 10am-4pm

This year’s theme is Rooted in Crenshaw: Family, Strength, and Unity.

There will be a special ribbon cutting ceremony, hair braiding, financial literacy workshops and live performances.

Ways to Support

There are black companies everywhere that you can support. Remember that you can celebrate them all year round and not just on June 10th.

  • Eat at a Black-owned restaurant
  • Stream a Black directed TC show or movie
  • Donate to black-led organizations or organizations that support equality for black people
  • Buy from a bookstore owned by Black
  • Attend a flea market owned by black people with black sellers

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