MARSHALL — The City of Marshall invites everyone to celebrate Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” commemorating the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19, 1865, which marks the end of slavery in the United States. 

Throughout June, the Marshall-Lyon County Library will host the Diane and Alan Page Collection “Testify: Americana from Slavery to Today,” an exhibit featuring art and artifacts from the slavery and Jim Crow eras. Additionally, the library will present a story walk with books themed around Juneteenth. 

On June 19, festivities will include a Family Summer Reading Program with Juneteenth stories and activities at the Marshall-Lyon County Library from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Marshall’s 3rd Street will feature food trucks and live music. 

The celebrations will continue from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Justice Park, starting with guest speakers followed by a performance from the Tètambè West African Drum & Dance Ensemble at 5:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with S.I.N.G.O. and more music.