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From The Plantation
To Liberation Through Education

Juneteenth has long been a sacred celebration in the African American community.  Now with the 2022 declaration as a national federal holiday, with the theme of  “From the Plantation, To Liberation, Through Education,” and partnering with Tougaloo College, in remembrance and appreciation of our African American ancestors and forebearers, we present the Juneteenth Mississippi Homecoming (JMSH).  The JMSH will serve as a mass family reunion and platform for the extended African American family who migrated north after slavery to cities like Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Lous, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Oakland, Baltimore, Cleveland and New York City; to come back home to connect with and explore their Mississippi roots.

The Great Migration of African Americans from the Southern states to the North during the early to mid-20th century was a pivotal moment in American history, driven by the pursuit of economic opportunities and an escape from racial segregation. While many found success in the North, there is a growing interest among African Americans who were part of this migration to explore economic prospects back in their Southern roots, particularly during significant events like Juneteenth Weekend. This return to Mississippi represents not only a homecoming but an opportunity to contribute to and benefit from the economic growth of the region.

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Festivities Include

SATurday, June 15 10AM -4PM

Join us for a vibrant Freedom Day Festival on Juneteenth Weekend, hosted at the historic Tougaloo University in Jackson, Mississippi. This celebration marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and honors the enduring legacy of freedom and equality. Set on the picturesque campus of Tougaloo University, a beacon of African American education and civil rights activism since its founding in 1869, the festival will feature a blend of cultural performances, educational workshops, and community activities.

Attendees can explore the rich history of Tougaloo, known for its pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, and its continued commitment to social justice. The event will include live music, art exhibitions, traditional food, and engaging discussions that reflect on the journey towards freedom and the ongoing struggle for equality. The Freedom Day Festival at Tougaloo University is a testament to the resilience and strength of the African American community, providing a space to celebrate heritage, educate future generations, and inspire collective action for a brighter future.

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S.T.E.A.M. Zone

Sound of Mississippi
Nightly Live Music Celebration

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The Festival will also feature the MS Homecoming Juneteenth Griot; with direct ties to Mississippi. They will be the Griot for the Homecoming Weekend and featured in key activations. This will issue the call for all with MS ties to honor the “Griot Call”.

Juneteenth MS Homecoming

The Annual Mississippi Juneteenth Homecoming Festival will create an economic platform with impressionable opportunity for all Mississippians and those with Mississippi roots. 

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