Topeka has celebrated Juneteenth for many years. Due to COVID-19 the in-person Topeka Family and Friends Juneteenth Celebration that usually draws more than 1,000 people, has been canceled. However, there will be many opportunities to celebrate both online and in smaller groups.
Juneteenth Organizers in Wichita and KC Delevering Pandemic Proof Celebrations
Several virtual activities have been planned inconjunction with the Topeka Public Library.
Juneteenth Videos from Community Members | June 15-20, 2020
Watch video clips of community members answering Juneteenth questions.
Juneteenth Caravan | June 19, 2020 | Noon-1pm
Decorate your car and join the Juneteenth Caravan from the Brown vs Board National Historic Site to Hillcrest Community Center.
Issues in the Black Community Then and Now | June 19, 2020 | 5:30-7pm
Join the library, in conjunction with AARP, Topeka Family and Friends Juneteenth Celebration Committee and Greater Topeka Partnership for a Facebook Live Community Conversation.
Juneteenth Trivia Contest | June 15-21 | Complete the 50 questions quiz online or pick up a printed entry form at the library.