The 2019 Junteenth Celebrations begin 15th with various celebrations throughout the city, marking freedom for African Americans. The mission of the New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee is to preserve the Rich Cultural Heritage that African Americans have made to the state of New Mexico.
The committee builds new coalitions, leverage resources and create programming within the African American community. It builds the community from the inside out in order to promote multiculturalism and a strong New Mexico.
Juneteenth began June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas when slaves were informed that the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed in January 1863. It took 2 and a half years for the information to reach them.
On June 19, 2019 there will be a free movie showing of Ava Duvernary’s award winning Netflix documentary 13th. There will be food and music, networking and conversation on the plaza. This is a free event. For more information go to Juneteenth Celebrations.