Juneteenth is often cited as African-American Independence Day, the day the Emancipation Proclamation was finally enforced in Texas, June 19, 1865. At the time, an estimated 250,000 persons were still enslaved in Texas, despite the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation more than two years earlier. Celebrations are held annually in cities and towns across the country.
Saturday, June 15, 11 am-1 pm at Peg Noonan Park, downtown Falmouth: Family- family Juneteenth Celebration, featuring Cape Cod African Dance and Drum, children’s activities & more.
Wednesday, June 19, 4:30- 6 pm, WHOI Redfield Auditorium, 45 Water St. Woods Hole: Free public lecture presented by community leader Ewell Hopkins, entitled “Gleaning insight from the story of Juneteenth – The Paradox Continues.”
The Falmouth Public Library on Main St. will feature books about Juneteenth from June 1-19.
Sponsored by the Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee