Juneteenth Archives

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. hosts Juneteenth Day “Conquer COVID-19” giveaway event

July 2, 2020

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted a special event to celebrate Juneteenth Day. As regular Juneteenth Day events were canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19), MHSI decided to host a “Conquer COVID-19 Safety Kit Giveaway,” at their MLK Heritage Health Center, 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. The… [Read More]

City of Milwaukee raises Juneteenth flag for the first time

June 25, 2020

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the city of Milwaukee hosted for the first time ever a special Juneteenth flag raising ceremony at the Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, to commemorate Juneteenth Day being recognized as an official holiday here in Milwaukee. “Juneteenth is Independence Day for African Americans and it is important that we… [Read More]

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. hosts Juneteenth Day “Conquer COVID-19” giveaway event

June 25, 2020

On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) hosted a special event to celebrate Juneteenth Day. As regular Juneteenth Day events were canceled due to coronavirus (COVID-19), MHSI decided to host a “Conquer COVID-19 Safety Kit Giveaway,” at their MLK Heritage Health Center, 2555 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. The… [Read More]

Milwaukee County declares Juneteenth Day an official holiday

June 18, 2020

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson announced on Monday, June 15, 2020, Executive Order #20-15, which makes Juneteenth Day an official holiday in Milwaukee County. “Beginning this year, Milwaukee County will officially recognize this important day in American history,” said Crowley, the first African American elected to the office, in… [Read More]

What is Juneteenth? Holiday marking Emancipation Proclamation takes on extra importance in 2020

June 18, 2020

On June 19, Americans around the country will celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation in the USA. This year, the annual celebration of freedom comes as the country grapples with its long-standing history of systemic racism, as well as the fate of its Confederate monuments, flags and symbols amid nationwide protests against police… [Read More]

‘Black Wall Street’: Trump’s plan for rally in Tulsa calls attention to 1921 race massacre

June 18, 2020

President Donald Trump planned to hold a rally Friday, June 19, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the site of the worst racial attack in U.S. history, by many accounts. After days of controversy over that choice, he changed the date. The history of the massacre in the area, which was known as “Black Wall Street,”… [Read More]

What’s Happening In Milwaukee

June 13, 2019

Music The Mixtape Tour Featuring: New Kids on the Block, Tiffany, Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, & Naughty by Nature Wed, June 12 • 7:30 PM Fiserv Forum 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53203 It’s a blast from the past when your favorite music groups and singers from the 80’s & 90’s preform their greatest… [Read More]

Juneteenth 48th year celebration: Family fun for everyone

May 23, 2019

Northcott Neighborhood House will be celebrating Juneteenth with the community on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. It commemorates the day that the last enslaved Africans of Texas received word that they were free. This year also represents the 400th anniversary for those who have lived and died as a product of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This… [Read More]

Despite the weather, Milwaukee celebrates Juneteenth Day

June 21, 2018

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Milwaukee celebrated its 47th Annual Juneteenth Day on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Despite a rainy and overcast day, thousands turned out to take part in the festivities which included a parade, vendors, music, food, and live performances. The Milwaukee celebration is put on by Northcott Neighborhood House, Inc.,… [Read More]

What is Juneteenth and what does it commemorate?

June 14, 2018

What is Juneteenth and why is it an important event in black history? The holiday dates back to June 19, 1865, when Texas slaves were freed well after other black Americans won their liberty. Texas declared Juneteenth a state holiday on Jan. 1, 1980, and today 36 states recognize or observe Juneteenth as a holiday…. [Read More]