Juneteenth Celebrations on Campus and in Madison

Juneteenth will be celebrated with virtual and in-person events on the UW–Madison campus and in the surrounding community. Juneteenth is celebrated each year on June 19 to commemorate the day in 1865 when U.S. troops liberated nearly 200,000 Black Americans in Texas, bringing freedom to the last enslaved people in the former Confederacy more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Events include a jazz festival at Memorial Union, online discussions and education, and Juneteenth in the Park on June 18.

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