Juneteenth has been celebrated in Alaska as a holiday observance since 1995. We have been doing so as an organization since 2007 on the Delaney Park Strip. The 2015 celebration, this year, marks the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth Events. Juneteenth began to mark the time since the freeing of the last slaves in 1865, which was nearly two-half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. To get the full history, contact us.
We are sponsored by our community at large but also by these organizations as well to bring you our best event ever:
Nubian Sisterhood, Inc.
First CME Church
Empowerment Temple Church
Anchorage Polynesian Lions Club
Polynesian Association of Alaska
AK Boxing Academy
Our Commitment Alaska
African American Historical
We would like to take this opportunity to thank each person that has been present at our Juneteenth Celebrations in the past years, without your there would be no celebration. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to keep the history of the African American people alive here in Alaska. Thank you Alaska for allowing us to bring more "unity in our community" and we look forward to hosting this event year after year as an honor and a privilege.
Did you know that Juneteenth is now celebrated in 28+ states nationwide as either a state holiday or observance?
Did you know that this year marks the 20th Anniversary of Juneteenth Alaska Celebrations?
Did you know that there were African Americans that helped to shape Anchorage in the early days?
Did you know that the Black Sororities and Fraternities are still alive in Anchorage today?
Find answers to this and more at the "What Is Juneteenth" workshop on June 15, 2015. Full details will be available on our "events" page March 15, 2015.