Sunday is Juneteenth and there are a number of events to celebrate the holiday in the Burlington area.
Juneteenth, officially called Juneteenth National Independence Day, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It originated in Galveston, Texas and has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.
To mark the holiday, the Burlington Equity Coalition compiled a list of area events residents can attend. Here is the list they posted: