Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Celebrated on June 19, the word is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth". Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states. Below is a photo gallery that includes pictures from the previous years celebration and a picture from the Juneteenth Celebration in Austin Tx on June 19, 1900.
Earliest known picture of the Juneteenth Celebration dated June 19, 1900
The Official Juneteenth Flag
From The Founders,
JUICE is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to empower the community by showcasing those who are aiming to accomplish their dreams. Our goal is to change mindsets by operating in love, representing unity, and highlighting success as living proof that if you believe it, you can achieve it. As part of our mission to help grow our community, in 2017 we started an Annual Juneteenth Celebration that will bring awareness to community needs, give a platform to local entrepreneurs and artists, and encourage community unity with local groups and volunteers coming together to ensure success. We aim to make Juneteenth a part of everyone's family tradition.
Photos of the 2017 Juneteenth Celebration
Car & Bike Winners of 2017
Entrepreneur Whitney Barner Showcasing her Plush Pal on the go business!
Entrepreneur Dominique Hatton, owner of Massage By Dominique, Giving out free massages to the community!
One of the featured paintings from the Art Show!
Afro Punk Fashion show presented by JCA and LITT!
Guest, Volunteers, & Sponsors
Photos from the 2018 Celebration
The Infamous Street Corn from Chef Jules
Our Lovely Host Dejanee Blanks
2018 Clothes Drive
Speaker Edwin Youngblood
Raffle winner of a new Firestick
Vendor Jakaria Davis Owner of Ah-shay Creations
Cook-off Winner James Washington
Directors: J'Leecia Gales & John Davis
Photos of the 2019 Celebration
Photos of the 2020 Celebration
JUICE members J'Lee (founder), Carla, & Ria pose with Chef Juels at part one of the 4th Annual Celebration. (Free Education and Free Food on the Square)
Chef Juels gives back with mom, Devona, and daughter.
The Community Cookout with local entrepreneurs.
NAACP's voters registration table.
Steel Motivated owner Isaiah Smith and family posing at the celebration.
Juneteenth leader Joe Brown with 2nd annual Cook-off winner James Washington.
WhoDat Podcast came out with a grill, games, and poetry!
Free Community Bingo with a chance to win great prizes.