Juneteenth Of The Carolinas

To celebrate its history with food, dance and friendship and to educate the world about the Juneteenth of the Carolinas started in Charlotte, North and bordering South Carolina in 1997 as a festival recognizing Independence Day for African Americans. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 declaring all slaves free.

The proclamation of freedom was originally signed by General Gordon Granger in 1862, but it was not until June 13th 1865—Juneteenth—when General Gordon of the Union army arrived in Galveston, Texas, where the last slaves were told the war had ended and so had slavery.

They all stopped and started celebrating in festivals of song, dance and food recognizing the great accomplishment of the moment because it led to the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

As word spread, African Americans celebrated their newfound freedom both privately and in public jubilees. Thus, the beginning of the annual Juneteenth celebration.

That spirit of celebration continues today in many places in the form of festivals and parties where African Americans come together in song and joy. Juneteenth is not just an African American celebration, it is a part of American history.

It was on this foundation the Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas blossomed in Charlotte, NC, bringing the community together in unity rich history and culture, and powerful heritage of Africa. Our aim is not to recreate the past, but to continue to recognize and honor our history.

We are asking you to support this cause to help the Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas continue to blossom and expand its foundation to include all people.

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