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

May 27, 2021

Photos by Carmen Murguia

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 Juneteenth Day. Juneteenth Day commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States, when in 1865 Union soldiers landed at Galveston, TX and announced the war was over and the slaves were now free. Last year due to COVID-19 the Juneteenth Day festivities were canceled and in its wake Milwaukee County made June 19 a legal holiday. This year festivities, which will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021, will include a reenactment of the historic Juneteenth announcement, a Juneteenth Parade which will be televised on TMJ4 and vendors selling goods and food. Pictured at the press conference are (left photo, from left) NNH Administration and Juneteenth Director Elizabeth Coggs; and NNH Retired Executive Director and President NNH Juneteenth Day Celebrations Mac Weddle, enjoying The Milwaukee Times Juneteenth Strawberry Soda. Pick up a bottle for $2.50 at The Milwaukee Times, 1936 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive or stop by our booth at the 50th Annual Juneteenth Day Celebration!

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