Juneteenth Archives

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]