Check out these Juneteenth Celebrations happening in the Metro a - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Check out these Juneteenth Celebrations happening in the Metro area

Juneteenth JXN flyer, Source: Quincy Grant Juneteenth JXN flyer, Source: Quincy Grant
Juneteenth JXN flyer, Source: Quincy Grant Juneteenth JXN flyer, Source: Quincy Grant
Emancipation: A Juneteenth Celebration flyer, Source: Yellow Scarf Emancipation: A Juneteenth Celebration flyer, Source: Yellow Scarf
Juneteenth Jackson at Battlefield Park, Source: City of Jackson website Juneteenth Jackson at Battlefield Park, Source: City of Jackson website
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day”, or “Emancipation Day”, is a holiday recognized in many southern states in the U.S.

 It commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 19, 1865, and the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the Confederate South.

Throughout the metro area this weekend, there will be various activities that will be going on to celebrate Juneteenth.

Here are a few:

Juneteenth JXN 2015 will be in Jackson on Friday evening from 5 p.m. to midnight. 

It will be in the Midtown Arts District between OffBeat (121 Wesley Ave.) and Soul Wired Café (111 Millsaps Ave.). 

The family-friendly block party includes food trucks, live music from 10 artists, deejays, and vendors. 

For more information contact Quincy Grant at w.grantquincy@yahoo.com.

Emancipation: A Juneteenth Celebration will be in Jackson at Yellow Scarf on Friday at 9 p.m. 

There will be performances by Rhonda Richmond, Cassandra Wilson, and Lili Añel. 

The Yellow Scarf encourages you to BYOB; however, they will provide the ice and any mixers. 

Individual Admission: $35 Advance/ $40 at Door; For Two: $55 Advance/$60 at Door; For Students: Advance $15 /$20 at Door. 

For tickets and more information, please visit www.yellowscarf-jackson.net.

Juneteenth Jackson 2015 will be at Battlefield Park on June 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The event will feature history presentations, music, dance, and spoken word. 

There will be live performances from several Jackson artists, food vendors, and activities for children. 

For more info contact: Brad Franklin 601.960.1537 or bfranklin@jacksonms.gov or Monique Mapp 601.405.4262.

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