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june, 2022

11jun10:00 am11:00 am*Canceled* Juneteenth Storytime with Blax Friday10:00 am - 11:00 am Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Midtown, 3330 E. Speedway Blvd.


Event Details

*This event has been canceled. Check out our other events throughout June for more Bookmans fun!*

In 1863, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared more than three million slaves living in the Confederate states to be free. More than two years would pass, however, before the news reached African Americans living in Texas. It was not until Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that the state’s residents finally learned that slavery had been abolished. June 19th, or Juneteenth, has long since been celebrated to commemorate that day in American history. Finally, 156 years later, on June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.

About Blax Friday

Blax Friday is a community organization created in the summer of 2020, that spotlights Black businesses in Arizona. As the largest Black business directory in Arizona, our goals are representation and economic empowerment of Black business owners. We spotlight businesses through our website, app, social marketing, promotions, weekly newsletters, and community events.
We are Black business owners who joined forces to build a bridge between Black owned businesses and the communities they serve in Arizona. We are focused on positive actionable steps towards inclusivity and equity.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Midtown

3330 E. Speedway Blvd.

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