Juneteenth is an annual recognition of the milestone moment in 1865 when 250,000 enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were finally free. This came about more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863.
WCIA encourages all Wyoming residents to attend this family-friendly event which will include Maasai African drummers, crafts, activities for kids, food, and retail vendors.
The program will also include a welcome and introduction by various local leaders, powerful singing, live performances, and spoken word. Event-goers will also have the opportunity to meet the newly crowned Miss Black Teen Cincinnati as part of the festivities. Additionally, the first recipient of the WCIA Impact Award, Mrs. Linda Dixon, will be honored. Mrs. Dixon was the first elected African American member on the wyoming city schools Board of Education when she joined in 1984.
All are welcome as the Wyoming community comes together for a time of reflection, education, and celebration.
Learn more here: wyomingcommunityinaction.com