Juneteenth 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022

This Sunday, June 19 is Juneteenth, commemorating the day that enslaved Africans in Galveston, Texas, learned from Union soldiers that they were free, marking total freedom from slave trade across all states.

Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation, culture, and contributions of Black Americans in our country. Many local organizations are hosting events honoring the day across Washington. Just a few of those are:

Seattle: Northwest African American Museum’s Skate to Freedom Party

Tacoma: Jeannette Twitty's Juneteenth Community Gathering - Parable Books

Auburn: The City of Auburn Juneteenth Festival

Spokane: Juneteenth Praise in the Park - Inland Northwest Juneteenth Coalition

Bellingham: Bellingham Unity Committee presents Juneteenth Freedom Day

Fuse will be observing Juneteenth as well by participating in many of these events, supporting Black-owned businesses in our community, and giving our staff the day off. As a result, our offices will be closed on Monday, June 20.