Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African-American people in the United States. It marks the abolition of slavery in Texas, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Learn about the Juneteenth celebrations in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and then scroll down to learn about Juneteenth celebrations throughout the Charlotte region.
Juneteenth Family Storytelling
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
York County Library, 138 E Black Street, Rock Hill, SC
Hosted by storyteller and author Carlo L. Dawson. DARING DAVE! Who is Dave the Potter? Was he simply an enslaved artist and writer, or did his pottery and his poetry offer the world more? Come be creative and learn about this courageous South Carolinian!
During the storytelling event, participants will engage in poetry-writing in the style of Dave Drake the Potter; create a piece of pottery; and may purchase a “Why We Celebrate’ book by Carlo L’Chelle Dawson, which features the history of African American artisans and writers.
Juneteenth Food Truck Friday Concert Kickoff Event
Friday, June 21st, 2019
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fountain Park, 300 E Main Street, Rock Hill, SC
Enjoy a free concert & Food Truck Friday in Fountain Park, with children’s activities, food vendors, arts & crafts and more. (Bring money for food trucks.)
Juneteenth Freedomfest and Talent Showcase
Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mount Prospect Baptist Church
339 W. Black Street, Rock Hill, SC
Cookout, stage entertainment, vendors, children’s activities and more.
Make sure to learn about the other Juneteenth celebrations in the Charlotte region.