Community Juneteenth Celebration “The Village”
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of
enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that
date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the
terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. On June 18,2021 at 3:00 pm, in
partnership with City Councilor Oronde Mitchell and Young Men on a Mission;
Destiny Driven Inc. hosted a Juneteenth kickoff celebration at True Divine Baptist
Church (4601 Troy Highway). This event highlighted culture, youth, and justice.
Approximately 1000 citizens enjoyed this free event, where there were giveaways,
games, entertainment, music, food, youth speakers, and so much more.
Montgomery’s Juneteenth celebration will happen simultaneously with others all
around the country.