Juneteenth Archives

Milwaukee’s Black Referees represent at Juneteenth

July 1, 2021

On Saturday, June 19, 2021, the Milwaukee Chapter of the Midwest Minority Officials Association (MMOA) took part in the 50th Annual Juneteenth Celebration to talk to people about the need for Black referees. The MMOA was founded by Sam Williams, Lamarr Franklin, and Ron “Doc” Fancher in 1989 because the Milwaukee City Conference was lacking… [Read More]

Milwaukee Celebrates Juneteenth

June 24, 2021

50 Years of Celebrating Freedom Photos by Darrell L. Williams, Lynda Jackson Conyers & Yvonne Kemp

Juneteenth: Pain, Pride, Possibility

June 24, 2021

Special to The Milwaukee Times By Jacquelyn D. Heath It took 402 years, but Americans of African descent finally have received their formal, long-overdue invitation to participate in the sociopolitical experiment that is the United States and what it allegedly represents. Since 1619, when the first Africans were brought to North America as other people’s… [Read More]

Northcott Neighborhood House honors local leaders as part of Juneteenth Celebrations

June 24, 2021

On Friday, June 11, 2021, Northcott Neighborhood House hosted their “Because of Them We Can Awards,” with the 50th Anniversary of Northcott’s Juneteenth Celebration at On The Bayou restaurant, 2053 North Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. The event honored 24 outstanding leaders from our community including Clayborn Benson, City Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs, Tyrone Dumas,… [Read More]

What Is Juneteenth?

June 17, 2021

Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States 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… [Read More]

Juneteenth Milwaukee Golden Anniversary…It’s Countdown Time

June 17, 2021

On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, Northcott Neighborhood House hosted a press conference at their offices, 2460 N. 6th St., to kick off their Juneteenth Celebrations that will take place Saturday, June 19. During the press conference several announcements were made, including the Juneteenth Golden Anniversary mural will be designed by Vedale Hill, whose studio is… [Read More]

Where and how to celebrate Juneteenth in Milwaukee in 2021

June 17, 2021

As efforts to make Juneteenth a national holiday continue, people in Milwaukee are having celebrations of their own. Juneteenth, held annually on June 19, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States and the date many slaves in Texas finally found out they were free. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the… [Read More]

Join Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. For a Conquer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic During the Juneteenth Celebration

June 10, 2021

June 19, 2021 No appointments necessary ✓ No out-of-pocket cost ✓ Bring a Photo ID and Insurance Card (if you have one) ✓ Both uninsured and insured individuals are welcome ✓ Everyone 12 and up is eligible ✓ Masks and Social Distancing required

Juneteenth Strawberry Soda Back In Stock

June 3, 2021

Back By Popular Demand and Just In Time for Juneteenth! Juneteenth Strawberry Soda The refreshing all natural Strawberry flavor, is the same our ancestors celebrated with to recognize their liberation from slavery. Its “A Sweet Sip of Freedom!” Now Back In Stock At: The Milwaukee Times Printing & Publishing, Co. 1936 North Dr. Martin Luther… [Read More]

Northcott Neighborhood House announce the return of the Juneteenth celebration, just in time for its 50th anniversary

May 27, 2021

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Northcott Neighborhood House (NNH) hosted a press conference at their offices, 2460 N. 6th Street, to announce this year’s Juneteenth Day activities. NNH Executive Director Tony A. Kearney, Sr., (right photo) announced that this year’s theme will be, “History and Heritage meets Legacy and Promise,” honoring the 50th Anniversary of… [Read More]