The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will hold its twentieth annual Juneteenth Culture Festival at Kelly Ingram Park in the historic Civil Rights District.
BCRI is also commemorating the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, which celebrates the ending of slavery, with this free, family-oriented event that features music, food vendors, contests, free admission to BCRI galleries and other special activities.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, dating back to June 19, 1865. The BCRI celebration not only focuses on African American freedom, but also celebrates liberty and justice for all cultures. For more information about BCRI Juneteenth Culture Fest, call 328-9696 or visit www.bcri.org.