A free Juneteeth celebration at the historic Hatfield House. The community enjoys live DJ music, kid-friendly activities and games, face-painting, and giveaways including free T-shirts, books, school supplies.
June 19th is Juneteenth, which commemorates and honors the end of slavery in the U.S. On June 19th, 1865 (two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation), Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were free.
This event is hosted in partnership with Net Community Care.
for Fairmount Park Conservancy
June 19, 2021