Join us for the juneteenth Arts Festival on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at Rabkin Park from 11am to 6pm for a day of community celebration, great music, food art, and vendors.
Dr. John E. Gary, Faculty of Organizational Leadership, Stockton University
Dr. Tamike Quick, Eexecutive Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Kean University
Dr. James Canyers, Director of Africana Studies, Kean University
List coming soon!
WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?
Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday.