Celebrations started during the weekend but continue through the week of Juneteenth involving the Memphis community in a number of ways.

Face-painting, good food and giveaways are just some of the activities that were already underway during the weekend before Juneteenth in Memphis, Tennessee. 

On Saturday, the Orange Mound Collaborative Group held a celebration that found state representative G.A. Hardaway in attendance.

“What’s particular about this Juneteenth event is that it’s put on by the community,” representative Hardaway said.

Celebrations continue through the week of Juneteenth that involve the Memphis community in a number of ways: 

The National Civil Rights Museum is offering free admission during Juneteenth

Come Wednesday, the National Civil Rights Museum is treating Juneteenth as a “Community Day” by offering free admission to the museum. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the community will be able to “explore American history that illustrates the resilience and contributions of Black Americans despite access to basic freedoms and equality.”

A range of health-related services, resources and activities will also be offered by the museum including health screenings and blood donations.

Premo Rice plays Minglewood Hall

Funk, soul and hip-hop is blended in Maryland artist Premo Rice’s music, and he will be performing at Minglewood Hall on Wednesday starting at 5 p.m. 

The rapper is described as having a sound that is “an easy listen for any occasion calling for good vibes.” The “Juneteenth celebration” kicks off with doors at 4 p.m., according to Minglewood. Tickets range from $10 to $25.

Juneteenth at the Frayser Library

The Frayser Library is getting an early start to Juneteenth celebrations come Tuesday. The library will be teaching the historical significance of the holiday through crafts, stories and more. Specifically, string art is scheduled follow storytime.

All in all, activities are set to begin at 2 p.m. and last until 5 p.m.

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