CHICAGO — Residents of the city’s Pullman neighborhood celebrate Juneteen’s re-commitment to the community all day long.
Monday’s celebrations kicked off with an unconventional parade. Many people drove caravans of cars through residential neighborhoods, encouraging residents to join Juneteen’s celebrations.
The parade then continued to block parties along 104th Street and Corliss Street. This year’s theme is “Paint the Food Orange”.
The orange color represents the event’s mission of anti-gun violence and violence prevention.
Additionally, over 500 youth have registered for basketball tournaments and championship games.
Juneteenth, on the other hand, is the day the last slaves were freed in Galveston, Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. current federal holiday Youth basketball and a recommitment to the Pullman District community will be at the center of it.
Organizers said it was more important where all the events were held.
“It’s important that we celebrate Juneteenth at Pullman because the first National Park Ranger was the Buffalo Soldier, who rode up to Galveston, Texas to let the soldiers know that slavery was over. It was the last operation of the Civil War.” So it is only fitting that we do it in this national park in our city,” said David Peterson, curator of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum. rice field.
The block party runs until 7pm on Mondays. A free event packed with food, games, performances and special presentations.
Interim Lieutenant of the Chicago Police Department. Fred Waller will also appear on Monday afternoon.
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/juneteenth-celebrations-kick-off-in-chicagos-pullman-neighborhood/ Juneteenth Celebrations Begin in Chicago’s Pullman District