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Student Success, Cultural and Community Centers, Juneteenth Celebration. 2022

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: KSU-26-03-005

Content Description

KSU Cultural and Community Center materials relating to KSU's first Juneteenth celebration. Materials contain digital photos and physical material including one 18"x12" poster, one 2"x2" sticker, and one 10"x8" paddle fan.


  • 2022

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Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for Official University records is held by Kennesaw State University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Permission to publish, reproduce, publicly display, broadcast, or distribute this material must be secured from the repository and/or copyright holder.

Historical Information

Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19th. The holiday is also referred to as Freedom Day or Jubilee and is the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect in 1863, enslaved people living in areas still under Confederate control were not freed until Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas, on June 19, 1865.

The announcement, also known as General Order #3, declared more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in the state free by executive order. As of 2022, Juneteenth is a federal holiday, and 49 states recognize the day as either a holiday or observance day.

KSU's 2022 Juneteenth Celebration was the first university-wide event to commemorate Freedom Day. During this collaborative event, the campus community celebrated and honored June 19th, 1865, with food, music, art, and more. It was held on the Campus Green June 17th from 12-4 pm!


1 box (1 newspaper box)

29 digital file

Language of Materials


In Progress
Maggie Thomas
4 August 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Kennesaw State University Archives Repository

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