Juneteenth 2018, "Celebration of our Black History in Oberlin" will recognize Oberlin's commitment to abolition and the cause of freedom for all by honoring community members past and present for their contributions to this effort.
Children's activities, demonstrations, and vendors will be available throughout the day. Musical entertainment will include FunkYardX, Utah Witherspoon, Marcel Jones, local church choirs, and various other entertainment.
The Junteenth picnic, organized in collaboration with Oberlin Community Services, will take place for the first time on Tappan Square, from 5-7pm .
Juneteenth, originally June 19, 1865, symbolizes the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom. While its roots are in Texas, Juneteenth has become a day to celebrate freedom all over the United States.