Humphreys County Juneteenth Celebration

Humphreys County Courthouse 102 Castleman St, Belzoni, MS, United States

Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, is celebrated annually on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, declared freedom for enslaved people in Confederate states. Celebrations include picnics, rodeos, street fairs, cookouts, family reunions, park parties, …