The Day of Black Freedom. The Juneteenth holiday recognizes June 19, 1865 as the day of emancipation of enslaved people of African Heritage. Officially declared a federal holiday in 2021, we celebrate freedom and embrace our African ancestry. Former slaves used the Juneteenth gatherings and newspapers advertisements as an opportunity to find family members that were previously sold.
We invite everyone to join us at the Juneteenth in Carroll County celebration.
Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas, a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.
Learn more about vendor opportunities at festivals held throughout the year in Carroll County.