If you’re looking for a way to commemorate Juneteenth, you’re invited to join Methodist University at the Juneteenth Jubilee this weekend.
Although Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday in 2021, the holiday’s historical roots go much further back. Celebrated since the late 1800s, Juneteenth recognizes the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War.
This Saturday (Noon-9:30 p.m.), the Cool Spring Downtown District and the City of Fayetteville will be hosting the Juneteenth Jubilee at Festival Park. In addition to Grammy Award-nominated artists Amythyst Kiah and hometown rapper, Morray, the stage will come alive with performances from Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba, The Fatback Band, and Reggie Codrington. Attendees will also have their selection of 15 different local food trucks.
Methodist University will be hosting a booth as a proud sponsor of the Juneteenth Jubilee. Staff from our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office and Admissions Office will be on hand to answer any questions and assist with anyone who is ready to enroll in the fall.
“Having the opportunity to participate within the Juneteenth Jubilee symbolizes the words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Changes does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle… Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter,” said Dr. Quincy Malloy, chief diversity officer at MU. “It’s important for the Methodist University community to highlight resilience, freedom, and justice as it is directly tied to our mission of truth, virtue, justice, and love.”
For more information about the Juneteenth Jubilee, head over to their website.