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Juneteenth

Juneteenth is often cited as African-American Independence Day, a special day of recognition by many municipalities and states. The observances commemorate June 19, 1865, the day the Emancipation Proclamation was finally enforced in Texas, the last of the seceding states to be occupied by the federal army. At the time, an estimated 250,000 persons were still enslaved in Texas, despite the signing of the proclamation more than two years earlier.

Every year the Juneteenth Committee (of the Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee) plans events, lectures and/or activities to celebrate Juneteenth.

STEMFest

STEMfest 2021: Recognizing African American and Caribbean STEM professionals, a showing of short film interviews  created by Falmouth and Mashpee High Schools students.  This event is a collaboration between the Falmouth and Mashpee High Schools as well as the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee.

Previous Juneteenth Activities

The Juneteenth Flag
The Juneteenth Flag
Rev. Will Mebane of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth with Tara Murphy of Ammaya Dance and Drum (formerly known as Cape Cod African Dance and Drum) during the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration.
Rev. Will Mebane of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth with Tara Murphy of Ammaya Dance and Drum (formerly known as Cape Cod African Dance and Drum) during the 2019 Juneteenth Celebration.