June 9-19, 2023, Traditional Flint Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrating Black Liberation

Funded by Bridging Michigan

Friday, June 16, 2023, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

at the Flint Cultural Center Campus

Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are honored to partner and host a portion of the Juneteenth festivities for a 3rd year at our campus on June 16.  Supported by a generous grant from Bridging Michigan.

The Spotlight @ Sloan Museum | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Sloan Museum/Longway Planetarium
Sponsored by: Sloan Museum/Longway Planetarium, Artistic Visions Enterprise

Purpose: Partnering for our third year with Sloan Museum/Longway Planetarium to bring Blackness to the Flint Cultural Center. The traditional Freedom March will start the festivities that provide spiritual covering with art activities for children, entertainment and performances by Moma Sol (Spoken Word Artist, Jon Connor, Shani Womack (storytelling), and a few special surprises. Food trucks and vendors will be present.

Friday, June 16, 2023 - Freedom Fund Youth Dinner |  6-8 p.m. [SOLD OUT]

Location: Sloan Museum of Discovery
Sponsored by: Flint Juneteenth Committee

Purpose: The Juneteenth celebration traditionally begins in remembrance and honor of the nearly 1,500 children slaughtered in Soweto, South Africa, on June 16, 1976, protesting against Apartheid! Thus, beginning the end of apartheid. ‘The Children’s Brigade,” who were hosed and jailed by police during the Civil Rights Movement, played a powerful role in moving the Civil Rights protest to a successful conclusion. This tribute will be led by the children with the support of elder leadership. Dinner will be provided, and entertainment.

Full Schedule of Events June 9-19, 2023:

Interested in being a vendor? Sign up here.

Learn more about 2023 Juneteenth events being celebrated throughout Flint

For more information, email FlintJuneteenth@gmail.com
© 2024 Flint Institute of Science and History. All Rights Reserved.