Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth.” Juneteenth was originally celebrated in Texas, on June 19, 1866. It marked the first anniversary of the day that African Americans there first learned of the Emancipation Proclamation, more than two years after it was initially issued. The holiday was originally celebrated with prayer meetings and by singing spirituals and wearing new clothes to represent newfound freedom. Within a few years, African Americans were celebrating Juneteenth in other states, making it an annual tradition. Juneteenth was established as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021.
Manga African Dance was very honored to perform in the Cities of Stonescrest, East point, Fairburn, Clarkston, Atlanta, and at East Cobb Park.
2021 Juneteenth Programs and Events City of Stonecrest
Juneteenth Fairburn 2-2021
We would like to acknowledge our supports.
"This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of theGeorgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency
- the National Endowment for the Arts."
Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioner.
Funding provided (or funded in part) by a grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
"This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs"