Juneteenth 2021

Juneteenth 2021

On June 19th, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform the last enslaved American people of their liberation – two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Thday has become a celebration of Black freedom and joy and is now known as Juneteenth. It is important to recognize Juneteenth as a monumental moment in American history – one that many have called for recognition as a national holiday (and the federal government is making progress on this). Denver City Council even voted unanimously to solidify Juneteenth as a holiday in Denver earlier this year.

Now, 155 years later and during a civil rights movement centering Black livesamplifying the celebrations and significance of Juneteenth is a powerful act of solidarity and love. We are excited to honor this day and share resources for our community to commemorate and celebrate together.

Learn more about Juneteenth

Opportunities to Celebrate and Engage on Juneteenth

Support Black Business Owners in Northern Colorado

  • Our colleagues at the Black/African American Cultural Center have curated a list of local, Black-owned businesses throughout Northern Colorado 


Stay Engaged in the Movement for Black Lives

Juneteenth 2021 Celebration in Loveland