juneteenthThe MTA held its first Juneteenth celebration in 2022. Hosted by the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee, MTA members and their families gathered to mark the holiday and reflect on the historical meaning of the event. The federal holiday marks the day when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865 — two months after the surrender of Confederate forces in the Civil War — and told Black people who had been enslaved that they were free.

Juneteenth Celebration will be in Framingham

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June 19

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WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 19
WHERE: Edwards House, 1 Badger Road, Framingham


 11:00 a.m. Registration opens
  Music by DJ WhySham
 11:30 a.m. Program begins
  Guest speaker: Christine Sampson-Clark
  Performance and education by Eroc of the Foundation Movement, Toussaint the Liberator and Jonathan Gramling
 12:30 p.m. Lunch/dessert served
 2:00 p.m. Conclusion

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