History of Juneteenth
The Concord-Cabarrus Juneteenth Celebration Committee is excited to share with you the plan for a commemorative celebration here in Concord, Cabarrus County, NC. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers led by General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to share the news that the war has ended and that the enslaved were free. Each year, cities and counties across America host Juneteenth Festivals. It is their continuous efforts that inspired us to plan a Juneteenth Festival here in Concord, Cabarrus County. The State of North Carolina recognized Juneteenth on August 23rd, 2007. The City of Concord proclaimed June 19 as Juneteenth Day in 2019. The Concord-Cabarrus Juneteenth Celebration Committee's purpose is to promote the broad spectrum of African-American heritage through educational and cultural activities that benefit citizens abroad in Cabarrus County.
2020 Committee Members - Betty & Terence Stocks, Rev. Donald Anthony, Rev. Alex Porter, Cherie jzar, Jean Caldwell, Pamaji Nwanji, Rodney Smith, Noelle Scott, AJ Clark