Happy Juneteenth!

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Happy Juneteenth from Maloney Properties! Racial equality in housing is a core principle in our mission to create vibrant, successful residential communities in Greater Boston and across the Northeast. We encourage all to enjoy this important holiday and to learn more about its history and ways to celebrate.

The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

—National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863, but it took a considerable amount of time to enforce in some confederate states. “Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as Juneteenth….”
Read more at NMAAHC.si.edu

5 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in Boston

—Boston.com, June 17, 2024
The Embrace Ideas Festival is a celebration of Black art, culture, joy, and excellence. The MFA will be free to all on June 19th, and there will be a parade and Juneteenth Observance at the NCAAA Museum in Roxbury.
Read more at Boston.com

Forever Free – Juneteenth Show

—The Allen Center in West Newton, MA
Celebrate at The Allen Center and immerse yourself in a day filled with arts and culture with a gallery exhibition of The panAFRICA Project and live performances of traditional spirituals as well as songs by Duke Ellington & Stevie Wonder.
Read more at Calendar.ArtsBoston.org