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Juneteenth Opening Ceremony

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Open to the Public

Join the Williamsburg community as we gather to commemorate, celebrate, and reflect on the Black experience in America at this year's annual Juneteenth Opening Ceremony on Market Square here at Colonial Williamsburg. By looking back, looking around, and looking within, we are challenged to evaluate the foundations of inequality and move forward together, committing ourselves to the unfinished work of eradicating systemic racism. This ceremony is free to anyone who wishes to attend and is presented in partnership with William & Mary, The Let Freedom Ring Foundation, The First Baptist Church, The City of Williamsburg, and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

For those who are not able to join us in person, this program will also be live-streamed here.

Dates & Times

Juneteenth Opening Ceremony

Market Square

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