Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. Juneteenth is a state holiday observed in the American states of Massachusetts, New York, Texas and Virginia on June 19th each year.

Learn more about Juneteenth on the The NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources's website.


Warehouse Performing Arts Center
is presenting the play:
The Meeting
By Jeff Stetson
Featuring Michael Connor as Dr. Martin Luther King
Friday, June 18th at 5:30
Old Town Public House in Cornelius, 21314 Catawba Avenue

Michael Connor is a long-standing UiC supporter, member of the Absolutely Amazing small group!

Ada Jenkins Center
Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 19th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

This FREE celebration includes:
- a Proclamation by Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox
- a LEARN Works student sharing what freedom means to him
- historic dialog presented by spoken word poet Chandra DuBose
- keynote speech from Pastor Bobby Kerns
- music and entertainment
- food trucks (Hopper’s Soul Food, Dan Good Cue)
- children’s activities: bounce house, face painting, and more
- Free lunch for the first 200 people to stop by the Welcome Tent!