The Fulton Human Rights Commission is now accepting vendor applications for the second annual Juneteenth Celebration. Applications can be found here.
Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021, but it dates back to the 1866 in Galveston, Texas. Former slaves gathered on June 19, the one-year anniversary of General Order No. 3, which enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and ended slavery, reaching the state. According to Juneteenth.com, the holiday now serves as an acknowledgement of the African American spirit and celebration of African American residents’ contributions to society.
Fulton’s celebration will be held Saturday, June 17, at noon to 4 p.m. at Legends Rec-Plex. It will include a keynote speaker and entertainment along with vendors. Vendor applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered to City Hall. Interested vendors will need to supply a liability policy prior to the event to participate.