JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IN COOS BAY
The Coos History Museum, together with the Alonzo Tucker Task Force
Committee are hosting Coos County’s first-ever Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19, 2021, with participation available, both online and in person.
Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest national celebration marking the ending of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth has been commemorated since June 19, 1865, when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas finally learned they were free- over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. Today the event is widely celebrated across the United States.