Today marks 155 years since the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in the United States.
Marquette professor and historian Dr. Rob Smith explains more about the history behind the Juneteeth holiday.
There will be Juneteenth celebrations going on around the City of Milwaukee throughout the day. While some will be in person, others will be recognized online.
America’s Black Holocaust Museum is virtually holding a couple of events through the museum, according to President and CEO Dr. Burt Davis..
For a more complete list of Juneteenth celebrations going on around Milwaukee, click here.