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Black Bodies in Motion: The Ultimate Expression of Freedom

June 17 @ 9:30 am-11:00 pm


Midtown Global Market and Cultural Wellness Center will embrace health, heritage, and harmony during this year’s Juneteenth event.

Activities will include live African drumming, poetry, biking, Zumba, yoga, line dancing, meditation, and more.

The opening ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Slow Roll: Family Bike ride, engaging families in the culturally rich history of African Americans in South Minneapolis. At noon, experience a reenactment of General Order No. 3, as issued by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, informing the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free. This day has come to be known as Juneteenth, a combination of June and 19th. It is also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, and it is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

This event is free, and the public is welcome to learn and celebrate through exercise and movement. Being in motion is an act of liberation, resistance, self-care, and freedom.

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Midtown Global Market
920 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407 United States
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