Save the Date: Annual Juneteenth Jubilee
Dear Kent State University Students, Faculty and Staff,
Kent State will host a Juneteenth Jubilee on Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Manchester Field on the Kent Campus. The university plans to make this an annual event.
Established as a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth celebrates the courage and perseverance of Black Americans by observing the end of slavery in the United States and commemorates the day when the news of emancipation reached enslaved Black Americans in Texas.
Juneteenth is an opportunity for all of us to acknowledge the history of our nation, honor the life and legacy of the Black American experience and reflect on the impact of slavery and progress toward racial equity.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Juneteenth Jubilee will include refreshments, special recognitions, vendors, live performances, music and dancing, and it will showcase Black business owners to the community.