As a multi-ethnic church we want to know the history and the celebrations of all of those who make us us.
We encourage you to learn more about Juneteenth and participate in celebrations. Juneteenth—a combining of June and 19th, marks the end of the institution of slavery in the United States.
On this date in 1865, the last of the US enslaved people were freed in Galveston, Texas. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation which declared all enslaved people free. This is part of our American History rarely shared or even known.
- Walk the African American Heritage Trail featuring over thirty historical markers commemorating the Black experience and Black achievement in Columbia
- Watch last year's online celebration: Como Celebrates Juneteenth
- What is Juneteenth video
- Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Juneteenth Soulful Celebration
- Columbia Parks and Recreation's Juneteenth Celebration Block Party