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Juneteenth Celebration/Commemoration 2024 – Join Us!

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Underground Railroad Education Center (UREC) is thrilled to announce its annual Juneteenth Celebration, taking place on June 15, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This year’s event promises a rich array of activities and performances to honor and remember the significance of Juneteenth.

Event Highlights:

  • Free Food: Enjoy delicious, complimentary food from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Art & History: Explore the intersection of art and history through engaging exhibits and displays.
  • Music Performances: Experience the powerful performances of Nick Payton – The BLK Ambition and the soulful melodies of Cameroonian Singers.
  • Poetry Readings: Read by YALI (UREC teen program), be inspired by thought-provoking poetry celebrating freedom and resilience.
  • Myers Residence Tours:  Take a tour of the historic Myers Residence, the home of Stephen and Harriet Myers, who helped Freedom Seekers in their journey to freedom.
  • The CDTA Trolley will provide transport between The Myers Residence, Albany Black Chamber, and 135 S. Pearl Street.


“Juneteenth is a time for reflection, education, and celebration,” says Paul Stewart, Co-Founder  of Underground Railroad Education Center. “We invite the community to join us in honoring this important moment in history with a day filled with meaningful activities and inspiring performances.”


Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, marking a significant chapter in our nation’s history. Specifically the emancipation of roughly 250,000 still enslaved in Galveston Bay, Texas in June 19, 1865. UREC is dedicated to preserving and sharing the legacy of the Underground Railroad and the fight for freedom and equality. The Underground Railroad Education Center researches and preserves the local and national history of the Underground Railroad movement, its international connections, and its legacy to today’s social justice issues.


This event is free and open to the public. Come and celebrate with us as we remember the importance of Juneteenth and continue to strive for justice and equality for all.


PDF Flier to print and share — Juneteenth 2024 Flyer – thanks for helping to spread the word!


June 15
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Mary Liz Stewart


The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence
194 Livingston Avenue
Albany, NY 12210 United States
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