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National Juneteenth Museum and All About Us Festival Come to Liberty State Park Tomorrow

The 2nd annual All About Us Festival returns to Liberty State Park on Wednesday, June 19, for the Juneteenth celebration of the year, in partnership with the National Juneteenth Museum.

This year’s festival will feature the National Juneteenth Museum, founded by Dr. Opal Lee, whose efforts led to the establishment of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Dr. Lee’s vision for a national observance of Juneteenth continues with this vibrant celebration.
The festival boasts a lineup of performers, including Grammy-nominated artist Musiq Soulchild, Billboard Music Award winner Crystal Waters, British-Ghanaian record producer DJ Juls, and radio hosts Swaggy Sie and Duckie Confetti. This gathering will blend music, history, heritage, and education to celebrate Black culture and the enduring spirit of Juneteenth.

The All About Us Festival is dedicated to honoring the end of slavery in the United States and the liberation of 250,000 enslaved people by the U.S. Army.

Shannon Mitchell, co-founder of the All About Us Festival and founder of the nonprofit No Youth Wasted, underscores the celebration’s role in empowering the community and building a generational legacy. “Juneteenth serves as a day for reflection and recommitment to the values of freedom and equity, urging us to confront contemporary challenges and work towards a society where everyone’s rights are truly respected and upheld,” Mitchell said.

Juneteenth represents not only the historical end of slavery but also the resilience, creativity, and unity of Black people. This celebration is a reminder of the struggles endured and the progress made, serving as a beacon of hope and a call to action for continued advocacy and justice, according to Mitchell.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with festival vendors and participate in a variety of planned activities. They can also indulge in goods and services from Black-owned businesses, including food, hair products, wellness, and more. In addition, the festival will offer educational experiences, such as learning about Black film, music, and culture, providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of Black culture and history.

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