The MTA held its first Juneteenth celebration in 2022. Hosted by the Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee, MTA members and their families gathered to mark the holiday and reflect on the historical meaning of the event. The federal holiday marks the day when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865 — two months after the surrender of Confederate forces in the Civil War — and told Black people who had been enslaved that they were free.
Save the Date: 2024 Juneteenth celebration will be in Framingham
WHAT: MTA Juneteenth Celebration
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 19
WHERE: Edwards House,1 Badge Road, Framingham
More details to come soon.