Celebrate Juneteenth Day 2024 with Madison College


Madison College and its partners will celebrate Juneteenth Day 2024 events in the spirit of unity and cultural enrichment.

In collaboration with Humility Inc., Madison College announces Baraboo's first-ever Juneteenth Day on Wednesday, June 19 from 10 a.m.- 3 pm. at Ochsner Park. The celebration is free and open to the public.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States, proclaimed on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas. It has since become a day to celebrate African American culture, heritage, and the continuous fight for equality.

Particpants in the Juneteenth parade in Madison in 2022.
Participants in the 2022 Juneteenth Day parade in Madison.



At the Baraboo event, immerse yourself in a day filled with live music, poetry, food, games, interactive education, and vibrant community spirit. The Juneteenth celebration is more than just an event—it's a chance to unite as a community, honor African American heritage, and celebrate the journey toward freedom and equality.

Enjoy musical performances featuring local artists and bands that celebrate African American culture and heritage. Speakers include Percy Brown, Head of DEI for Deforest Area School and CEO of North Star Consulting services, Dr. Damira Grady, Vice-president of Madison College Culture and Climate, and City of Baraboo Mayor Rob Nelson. Be inspired by powerful poetry readings from Arsenio Sorrell and Charles Payne reflecting on themes of freedom, resilience, and unity. Savor traditional African American dishes and other delectable treats from local vendors and participate in educational activities showcasing the significance of Juneteenth and the history of African American resilience and triumphs.

Find Baraboo event details, please visit the Humility Incorporated Facebook page.