Juneteenth Celebration

By: Natalie Johnson
By: Natalie Johnson

For the next three days, Lansing will reflect on the end of slavery and celebrate Juneteenth.

The third Saturday in June is recognized as Juneteenth National Freedom Day in Michigan. The opening ceremony is Thursday night until 7:30 p.m. on the Capitol steps.

The Old Negro League baseball game is set for Friday from 3 p.m. to dusk at St. Joseph Park. There will be food, games and music.

On Saturday, the Juneteenth Festival is from 11 a.m. until dusk at St. Joseph Park. Grammy nominated vocalist Betty Joplin will perform along with others. Food, a health fair and children's activities will also be provided.

For a complete list of activities, go to www.lansingjuneteenthcelebration.org.

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