Our Mission

North Shore Juneteenth Association Inc.
is a group of community leaders seeking to create awareness about the Juneteenth holiday, educate the broader community about positive aspects of African American culture, and dismantle racism by using events and programming as a tool for change.


What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is an American Holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the date that enslaved Black people of Galveston, Texas, learned that President Abraham Lincoln had freed enslaved people in rebel states two and a half years earlier. This was the last group of enslaved Black people to learn of their freedom!  Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom. Is a day to reflect on how far we have come and how we will continue to move forward.
Juneteenth is
a day to focus on the complexity of
the Black American experience.



Nicole McClain 


Adriana Paz

Vice President 

Tamara Kenney


April Deaver

Senior Planning Member 



Our first Juneteenth Celebration and Juneteenth Flag Raising 2017

Upcoming Events

Take a look at our calendar of events!

June 15, 2021

Juneteenth Flag Raising
Lynn City Hall
3 City Hall Sq.
Lynn, Ma.

June 19, 2021

Celebrating Freedom
1-5 pm.
590 Washington St.
Lynn, Ma. 01901

August 14, 2021

Black Excellence 5k
10 am same day registration
11 am race starts
338 Broadway
Lynn, Ma.


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