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Juneteenth in South Burlington

Juneteenth Freedom Day written over yellow red black green horizontal bands

Enjoy an evening celebration of Black culture and remembrance as South Burlington offers education, poetry and music in honor of Juneteenth. This event will be hosted by local poet, Rajnii Eddins, who will talk about the history of this bittersweet holiday and share some of his work. Check back for a list of musicians.

Juneteenth, also called Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country's second Independence Day, is the anniversary of the 1865 announcement in Galveston, Texas, that the war was finally over. This announcement, two months after the end of the Civil War and two years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, intended to free remaining slaves.

This celebration of freedom will be offered at Veteran's Memorial Park. Food and arts vendors will sell their wares. Other related events happening this week at the library will include a talk on building community through Hip-Hop and baking "Frogger Joe" cookies with kids.

The Library is ADA accessible, patrons are asked to call (802) 846-4140 in advance if special services are required.

Masks may be worn in the library and at any library program.