Also called: Juneteenth National Independence Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, Black Independence Day
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What to know:
Yazmyn Gross, two years old, with father Anthony and mother Jazmyn. RION SANDERS/GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE.
FREE VIRTUAL EVENTS from the National Museum of African American History & Culture:
WPI celebrates Juneteenth 2022 by highlighting the significance of this federal holiday marking the emancipation of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth offers us the opportunity for reflection, introspection, and healing as we continue to advance the work for racial equity and justice.
Use this weekend and beyond to support Black-owned businesses and shops in the Greater Worcester community, read the history of this commemorative day and American chattel slavery, and make a commitment to continue advancing racial, social, and economic justice at WPI.