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Packers recognize and celebrate Juneteenth

Packers sponsor Green Bay Juneteenth Celebration; other Juneteenth events are available around the state

Celebrate Juneteenth
Celebrate Juneteenth

The Green Bay Packers are helping celebrate Juneteenth in Green Bay and are taking the holiday as an opportunity to reflect and explore opportunities to further awareness of racial injustices and inequities.

Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865, the day that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

In Green Bay, the Packers are a proud sponsor of the Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Joannes Park, organized by We All Rise: African American Resource Center and Black Lives United-Green Bay. The celebration will take place on Saturday, June 17, and will include live entertainment, music, dance, food, drinks and an assortment of other engaging activities, all to celebrate and raise awareness. More information about the event can be found at

In Milwaukee, the 52nd Juneteenth Jubilee Parade and Street Festival will take place on Monday, June 19. The parade, established in 1971, is one of the country's oldest and longest-running Juneteenth celebrations. Packers Television Network flagship, WTMJ-TV, will be broadcasting the parade with multiple opportunities for viewers to watch. Packers alumni Antonio Freeman and Dorsey Levens helped promote the parade for WTMJ-TV.

Additionally, a variety of events are scheduled throughout Wisconsin to celebrate this important day in history. In addition to the parade in the Milwaukee area, America’s Black Holocaust Museum features multiple opportunities to learn more about Juneteenth. Around Madison, Juneteenth in the Park, the 6th Annual Juneteenth Soul Food Brunch and Juneteenth Events on the Terrace will take place. La Crosse is also hosting a Juneteenth Celebration in Riverside Park. There is a celebration taking place in Wausau as well.

In addition to these events, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture offers a variety of resources to learn more about Juneteenth. PBS also offers a resource guide with an assortment of programs, documentaries and articles to further educate about the holiday's significance. To learn more about the NFL's overall commitment to diversity and other initiatives, visit:

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