What is Juneteenth?
“Known to some as the country’s second Independence Day, Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of enslaved people at the end of the U.S. Civil War. For more than 150 years, African American communities across the country have observed this holiday.” – from Tacoma Urban League
More Juneteenth in Tacoma:
From The News Tribune…
▪ Royal Masquerade Juneteenth Gala: Saturday, 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave. Admission is $45.
▪ Juneteenth Celebration at Ray Gibson’s Cabelleros Club: Saturday, 8 p.m. to midnight, at 1516 S. 28th St.
▪ Juneteenth Family Storytime: Saturday, 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., online at tacomalibrary.org.
▪ Mazigazi Band Juneteenth Celebration: Sunday, at Elks Temple, 565 Broadway, Spanish Ballroom. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
▪ Black Business Market: Sunday, noon to 8 p.m., at Waterfront Market at Ruston, 5101 Ruston Way, Ruston.