Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration

Event Information
Event Date: 
June 15, 2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
Douglass Branch Library
Address: 
504 E Grove St, Champaign, Illinois 61820
Description: 

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING 155 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the people enslaved there. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games! Presented by the Champaign Public Library and Champaign Park District. F*R*E*E*

Activities include:
• Performance by Chicago-based Ayodele Drum & Dance
• Emancipation Proclamation Reading by "Mr. Lincoln," Abraham Lincoln by Kevin Wood
• Live music by Ngoma Expressions and Jean-René Balekita
• DJ Slim
• Face painting
• Caricature artist
• Art contest
• Kids games
• Bounce house
• Raffles for free prizes!

For all events at the library:
champaign.org/events

For all events at the park district:
champaignparks.com/events

Admission: 
Free Admission
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