News Flash

Home

Posted on: June 9, 2021

First Annual Juneteenth Troy Walk and Celebration

HRC Logo

The Troy Human Relations Commission is pleased to serve as a partner in planning for the First Annual Juneteenth Troy Walk and Celebration. All Troy residents and visitors are welcome to enjoy this citizen-inclusive commemoration of Juneteenth.

The City of Troy Fire Department will raise the official Juneteenth flag the morning of June 19, starting the day's celebration. At 3:30 p.m., the Juneteenth Walk will start from Troy Public Library and journey to McKaig-Race Park, where visitors and residents can enjoy activities, music, and festivities from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Both the Juneteenth Walk and the celebration in the park are open to the public. 

Juneteenth Troy's family-friendly freedom and unity festivities will combine traditional African-American food, fun activities, spoken words by City leadership, and booths by local organizations and businesses. Kids and adults alike will love the candy bar that's sure to add a sweet touch to the day. So, pack your lawn chair and dancing shoes, and come celebrate with us! 

Juneteenth is short for June 19 and is also known as "Juneteenth Independence Day," "Jubilee Day," "Freedom Day," and "Emancipation Day." On that day in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger delivered General Order Number 3 to Texas. By President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, slavery was outlawed in all states in 1862; however, news and enforcement of the proclamation were stalled by the Civil War. Thus, Texas was the final state to receive the orders that "all persons held as slaves...shall be forever free."

Texas was officially the first state to recognize Juneteenth officially in 1980, and, today, forty-seven states and the District of Columbia currently recognize and observe Juneteenth as an official state holiday. In addition, bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the United States Congress to make Juneteenth a day of national observance or a federal holiday.

Troy's Juneteenth celebration is sponsored by several local businesses, churches, and non-profits, including The Bakehouse, Encloudment, Haren's Market, Hobart Filler Metals, Mayor Kris Lee, Richards Chapel, St. James Community Church, The Randolph & McCulloch Freedom's Struggle Complex, Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy Freedom Chasers, and Todd Severt. In addition to The Troy Foundation, Thrivent, Hobart Filler Metals, Hobart Against Racism Team, Larry Hamilton, and Zion Baptist Church have provided grant funding and donations. 

To sponsor, sign up to volunteer, or for other general information regarding Juneteenth Troy, visit www.juneteenthtroy.com or email info@juneteenthtroy.com. For more information about the Troy Human Relations Commission, visit www.troyohio.gov/hrc

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

whatsupintroy-default

2021 Paving Program to Begin

Posted on: May 29, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Troy DORA Approved for 2021

Posted on: April 1, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Tax Deadline Extended to May 17

Posted on: March 24, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

Dye Mill Road Facility to Reopen

Posted on: February 26, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

2020 Income Tax Information

Posted on: January 21, 2021
whatsupintroy-default

2021 All-Funds Budget Approved

Posted on: December 8, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Winter Weather Treatment Information

Posted on: December 1, 2020
Grand Illumination Full Color_Fuzzy ss

Holiday Lighting 2020

Posted on: November 10, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Fire Department Concept Drawings Review

Posted on: October 27, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Troy Fire Awarded FEMA Grant

Posted on: October 20, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Troy Fire approved for TechCred grant

Posted on: October 8, 2020
United Way 211 Troy Ohio

Miami County United Way launches 211

Posted on: September 23, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Waite Promoted to Sergeant

Posted on: September 21, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Fall Cemetery Clean-up for 2020

Posted on: September 16, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Trick-or-Treat Night Set for 2020

Posted on: September 16, 2020
whatsupintroy-default

Repaving Project Underway

Posted on: July 27, 2020
hydrant-2838016_1280

Hydrant flushing schedule

Posted on: April 30, 2020