NAACP’s Juneteenth Celebration
The NAACP’s Juneteenth Celebration
June 19, from 10 am — 5 pm, at Armstrong Quadrangle on the campus of Colorado College.The NAACP’s Juneteenth Celebration is the longest standing El Paso County observance of the coming of freedom for all Americans. Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Texas finally received word that the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed and they were indeed liberated. This year’s celebration, “It Takes A Village,” will be highlighted by vendors, cultural performances and the NAACP Cafe with some of the best soul food and ethnic cuisine in the West.