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A Juneteenth Celebration

Close-up photo of a book with pages forming a heart shape on the table at New Jersey library.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Price: Free

Morven Museum & Garden

55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

Princeton Public Library

Event Description

Celebrate Juneteenth by joining library staff at the "Let Freedom Ring Booth" where the Voices of Princeton Project will be recording memories and reflections on this pivotal day.

Discover and engage with various community and anti-racist groups, and enjoy the spirit of Black music highlighted through a choral performance led by Vinroy D. Brown Jr. and the Capital Singers of Trenton, featuring Robert Ray's iconic Gospel Mass.


  • 1:00 PM – Flag Raising with the Municipality of Princeton
  • 3:00 PM – Juneteenth Talk
  • 4:00 PM – "Let Freedom Ring Booth"
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM – Community Celebration

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on June 19th each year to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth is celebrated with various community events throughout New Jersey, including business expos festivities honoring African-American culture and history. NJ legislation declares the third Friday in June as a paid state holiday, while a federal proclamation deems June 19 as a federal holiday.

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