Happy Juneteenth


The Office of Diversity and International Services wishes to celebrate Juneteenth with The University of Baltimore community. Juneteenth, also called Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day, is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in The United States of America. Juneteenth, known to many as the second Independence Day, marks when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed. The troops arrived two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday on June 17th 2021. The historical legacy of Juneteenth commemorates the hardships endured by enslaved African Americans and exemplifies empowerment and hopefulness. Read more about the history and significance of Juneteenth with this NPR article

Please join us in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who have contributed to and influenced the history, culture, and achievements of The United States. 

We have included below a list of events in Baltimore to celebrate Juneteenth. 

Places to visit and things to do for Juneteenth in Baltimore  

AFRAM Juneteenth 2023 Festival 

Jazz On the Rails-Juneteenth Celebration 

Freedom Calling: Interactive Virtual Tour 

SEED School of MD’s Run-Up-To Juneteenth 5K Run/1 Mile Walk 

Annual Juneteenth/ Father’s Day Celebration and Marketplace 


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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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