Lansing Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19 every year, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. 

The first formal celebration of Juneteeth in Lansing was in 1993. This year, in-person celebrations have been cancelled due to the pandemic, but Lansing’s Juneteenth Committee is sharing a public service announcement to spread awareness about the holiday and what it represents.

Fri., Jun. 19 9am-2pm on 90.5 FM | 90.5 Classical devotes a day to feature composers from the African diaspora. 

people eating lunch
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

The city of Lansing has kicked off its annual Juneteenth celebration.