History

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. We have made it our goal to bring back the celebration of Juneteenth here in Middle TN with hopes of showcasing local entrepreneurs and artists, encouraging community unity, and educating everyone on how far the human race has come. Below is a photo gallery that includes pictures from the 2017 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. 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