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.
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.