Arts & Culture
Diaspora Showcase Africa – created by Kwevi Quaye, features the Fashion, Music, Dance, Food and Entertainment of Africa – debuted on...
DIASPORA SHOWCASE AFRICA
Juneteenth is more than just a date on the calendar — it signifies an inspiring journey toward liberty. Every year on June 19, an unforgettable moment in American history is commemorated — the news that the final enslaved African Americans in Texas had been freed — a pivotal event that transpired more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and implemented by President Abraham Lincoln. Today, Juneteenth is celebrated across the United States, an occasion that combines joy, self-reflection, and a sense of history. In Arizona, a state woven with tremendous cultural diversity, this holiday is recognized in a unique and lively way. As you join in the dynamic Juneteenth festivities in Arizona, remember the significance of this day and the stories behind it.