Celebrate Freedom in Lawrence, Kansas

Juneteenth is the federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in America. Join us for a month full of events to celebrate Juneteenth, Lawrence's black community, and commemorate the struggle for freedom in Lawrence and Douglas County.

The Lawrence Juneteenth Celebration is back and better than ever! Activities include historic tours, children's fun, live music, vendors, food, and the first-ever Lawrence Juneteenth Celebration Parade. Scroll on to get the celebration's details plus additional events.

Lawrence Juneteenth Celebration

Lest We Forget

On June 18, 2022, at 12:00pm, we invite you to join us in celebration of our rich African American heritage. It will be a joyful, uplifting time as we journey through the history of our lives and the impact we have made in America and our very own...

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Familiar Faces: The Gary Davis Photo Collection Jun 28

In 2021, the Watkins Museum of History received a treasure trove of photographs depicting the everyday lives of Black families in North Lawrence. These photos are remarkable in how they capture a vibrant and close-knit community. The Watkins has partnered with Alyssa Cole, PhD...

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