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june, 2023

18jun12:00 pm5:00 pmCelebrate Juneteenth: Roads To Freedom12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Arizona Heritage Center 1300 N College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85288


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Juneteenth has only recently gained recognition as a federal holiday but is rooted in African American communities all over the country. On June 19th, 1865 in Galveston Bay, Texas, enslaved individuals were finally informed of the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation declaring their freedom. Juneteenth, as it became known, was a day to celebrate this freedom in Texas and across the U.S. With the celebration of this historic event, AHS continues to recognize the contributions of our Black communities to Arizona’s history.

The Roads to Freedom program is about arts and culture. Diverse communities will connect during a program that includes a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” as well as uplifting performances, activities for the whole family, and community building. A variety of organizations representing historical organizations, action groups, state resources, and the community at large, will be available throughout the museum. Guests are welcome to wander, discuss, and create connections.

We are so excited to be in partnership with ASU Libraries, and the American Historical Society and sponsor the African American book table at this year’s celebration.  Full details can be found on their website. 


(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Arizona Heritage Center 1300 N College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85288

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