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Hosted within the 18th & Vine Historic District, JuneteenthKC is an annual celebration of the emancipation of slaves in America and provides the backdrop to pay tribute to the leaders of the Kansas City community.

 

JuneteenthKC now provides African American history, community resources, and national workshops throughout the year.  Please consider supporting our virtual and in-person programs by volunteering, making a donation, or both.

 

We encourage people of all backgrounds- from Kansas City, across the country, and around the world- to learn about African American history and grow with JuneteenthKC. 

EXCLUSIVES AND LIVE STREAMING

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VIRTUAL CELEBRATION & HEALTH EXPO

Select A Video Below to Watch Each JuneteenthKC 2020 Exclusive Presentation

 

Donate now to support the next annual Juneteenth Celebration and year-round access to 

African American history, community resources, and national workshops.

Follow Any of These Links to Watch Miss Juneteenth Today --

On iTunes and Amazon Prime, Miss Juneteenth costs $6.99 to rent for a 48-hour viewing window, and $12.99 to buy for a forever-viewing window. On Vudu, Miss Juneteenth costs $6.99 to rent, $9.99 to buy in SD, and $12.99 to buy in HD. 

 
 

HISTORY

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Traditionally Juneteenth is known as a cultural event that celebrates the emancipation of slaves in America in 1864.

Brought to Kansas City in 1980 by Horace M Peterson III, founder of the Black Archives of Mid-America INC, Juneteenth is an annual heritage celebration and platform that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved Africans in America and provides the backdrop to pay tribute to the founders of our community.

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2020 Events & Activities

The health and safety of our community is top priority.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Juneteenth has moved online. During each event and activity we are taking time to remember loved ones who have been impacted. 

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If the Emancipation Proclamation  was signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 why weren’t slaves freed until 1865...?? 

2020 JUNETEENTHKC PLAYLIST

The 2020 JuneteenthKC playlist is coming soon!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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JuneteenthKC is a 501c3 organization.

Festival Information:
(816) 673-0004
JuneteenthKC@gmail.com

 

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Vendor Information: 
(816) 673-0004
JuneteenthKC@gmail.com

 
Parade Information:
(816) 287-3569
Juneteenthkcparadeinfo@gmail.com 
Volunteer Information: 
JuneteenthKC@gmail.com