TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Local community members are organizing a Juneteenth celebration to be held from noon to 8 p.m. June 20.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day is an American holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
According to organizers, the Equal Rights Festival will focus on celebrating the history of Juneteenth while promoting education to start a compassionate conversation on racial issues in today’s society.
The festival will be free to the public and will include food, live music, children’s activities and guest speakers, including the Rose Family and the Boots on the Ground organization.
The event is presented by Anchored Health Care and will take place at 1631 Liberty Ave.
Organizers said they are working to beautify a corner lot in the Ryves Hall neighborhood to host the event. The location is important as organizers hope this is the first of many events leading up to the launch of the “New Hope City Community Center” to serve the neighborhood.
Tickets are not required; however RSVP’s can be made at terrehauteday.eventbrite.com