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Juneteenth may be months away, but on the day of the University of Redlands Multicultural Festival, the campus celebrated early as part of preparations for its second annual event.

  • University of Redlands student Ayesha Morrisshaw-Asley, 20, carries a June 19 flag on Saturday, April 9, 2022, during a flag ceremony in honor of the second annual June 19 observance in the University of Redlands. The event video will be uploaded on June 15 to kick off the events. (Collaborating Photographer/John Valenzuela)

  • University of Redlands President Krista Newkirk attends the event on Saturday, April 9, 2022, ahead of the second annual June 19 celebration at the University of Redlands. Members of the faculty, cabinet and staff of the institution gathered for a video recording of a flag ceremony in front of the administration building. (Collaborating Photographer/John Valenzuela)

  • Members of the Black Student, Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and Alumni Association, or BSFSAA, hold a flag ceremony on Saturday, April 9, 2022, in honor of the second annual Juneteenth celebration at the University of Redlands. The event video will be uploaded on June 15 to kick off the events. (Collaborating Photographer/John Valenzuela)

  • University of Redlands President Krista Newkirk speaks Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Flag Ceremony honoring Juneteenth at the University of Redlands. Members of the faculty, cabinet and staff of the institution gathered for a video recording of the ceremony in front of the administration building. (Collaborating Photographer/John Valenzuela)

  • Sandra Dixon of Sherman Oaks sings “Lift Every Voice” on Saturday, April 9, 2022, during a flag ceremony in honor of the second annual Juneteenth celebration at the University of Redlands. (Collaborating Photographer/John Valenzuela)

  • Black students, faculty, staff, administrators and the alumni association, in conjunction with the Black Student Union, have made shirts honoring Juneteenth for the school’s upcoming second annual celebration at the University of Redlands. The institution’s faculty, cabinet, staff, and students gathered on Saturday, April 9, 2022 for a video recording of the ceremony in front of the administration building. (Collaborating Photographer/John Valenzuela)

  • Members of the Association of Black Students, Faculty, Staff, Trustees and Alumni take part in the Flag Ceremony on Saturday, April 9, 2022, celebrating Juneteenth at the University of Redlands. (Collaborating Photographer/John Valenzuela)

  • Members of the Association of Black Students, Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Alumni applaud Saturday, April 9, 2022, during a video recording of the June 19 Celebration Flag Ceremony at the University of Redlands at Redlands. (Collaborating Photographer/John Valenzuela)

On Saturday, April 9, select members of the institution’s faculty, cabinet, and staff gathered for the taping of a flag ceremony in front of the administration building.

The event video will be uploaded on June 15 to kick off the events.

The federal holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, the day a Texas general read federal orders in Galveston declaring the last remaining slaves free, two months after the end of the Civil War and two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. .

The multicultural festival at Hunsaker Plaza included food and community groups.