Saturday, June 19th 2021
Juneteenth is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people. Join us for music, poetry, dance, delicious soul food, arts & crafts, basketball skills contest, and the annual sack race!
This year's theme is LIBERATION!
On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved were now free. 155 years later, we celebrate this remarkable event at Juneteenth celebrations across the country. A long-held tradition among African Americans, Juneteenth celebrates culture and is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people.
Through the Years
Simba Kenyatta has been an asset to the #SantaCruz community for over 30 years. A mentor, an activist, and so much more, Simba is seen here addressing the crowd during our annual #Juneteenth celebration.