Juneteenth Parade & Community Celebration
Join Booker T. Washington Community Center for a Juneteenth Celebration to commemorate Black and African American freedom and achievements on June 17, 2023.
Juneteenth marks the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration began on June 19, 1865, which became known as Juneteenth, when Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas to deliver the final execution of the Emancipation Proclamation.
For all of us here in Auburn, NY, Juneteenth goes just a little deeper. As the chosen home of Harriet Tubman, the spirit of Juneteenth is alive. It not only commemorates the emancipation of African Americans in the United States, but also celebrates their achievements in history and the fight for a stronger, brighter and fairer future. While in Auburn keep Harriet Tubman’s strength and spirit in mind as you visit the many sites that commemorate her life and fight for freedom. Make sure and stop by her gravesite at Fort Hill Cemetery to leave a little memento in her honor.