Kenosha Juneteenth Festival to feature first ever Black Wall Street

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The 2021 Kenosha Juneteenth Festival is happening on Saturday, June 19.

It begins at noon.

The festival will feature the first ever Black Wall Street, bringing together local Black-owned businesses and vendors. 

Kenosha Mayor Antaramian wrote the first official Juneteenth proclamation. Alderman Anthony Kennedy will read it.

Officials say several Black businesses and leaders will be honored and there will be both a community town hall and teen town hall to discuss local issues and initiatives.

The family friendly event includes activities for all ages, including retail, food, youth programming, networking, raffles, athletics tournaments, and more.

“Now is the time for our community to come together, support each other, and be celebrated," Alvin Owens, lead organizer of the Juneteenth Festival and Director of Education Youth Development Outreach said. "We are re-investing dollars back into the community and promoting justice through joy. Juneteenth is not only Black history, but also American history, and it is about time we recognize it in our city.”

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