You can celebrate the Juneteenth holiday by supporting the African American community. Juneteenth is a combination of the words “June” and “Nineteenth.” As of last year, Juneteenth is a federal holiday celebrated throughout the country. This holiday has historically been recognized as the day that the last enslaved people were made aware of their freedom back in 1865. We spoke with Lachrisa Grandberry, a cofounder and representative of Door County Amplify, a community that celebrates artists of color in the area. She describes that Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of a single day but honoring the history and journey of the people who came before.
Grandberry urges people who would like to partake in this celebration to educate themselves and others about African American history while also showing support and solidarity for the community.