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Come celebrate a day of liberation, a true gem of joy in American history! Alamogordo's second annual Juneteenth Celebration will observe this 159 year old holiday with dance, music, educational talks, information booths, interactive games for kids AND adults, your favorite Alamogordo food trucks, raffle prizes! 

June 22, 2024

Washington Park, Alamogordo, NM

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M

Alamogordo Juneteenth



Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance (History of Juneteenth ©

Alamogordo Juneteenth breaking chains Black hands

About Us

Alamogordo Juneteenth Coalition

While the Juneteenth holiday has been celebrated for over 150 years in various regions of the United States and even the world, our small committee formed in 2020 as a way to invite the community of Alamogordo into the joy that is liberation. We are growing each year and can't wait to meet you at one of our volunteer events or our next Juneteenth Celebration! Check out the events page to find your next opportunity to come see us in action!

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