@ Parkwood Park, 1425 Jeffrey Lane
The City of Inkster and the Middle Park Manor Block Club, invites the community to their first ever Juneteenth celebration of heritage, culture and empowerment. Guests will learn about the importance and history of the event while enjoy an afternoon of cultural entertainment.
Also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, the event commemorates the June 19, 1865, as the day the Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas – the last state to comply. The news moved slowly and didn't reach Texas until May 1865 and wasn’t put into effect until June 19.