On the shores of Galveston, Texas back in the year 1865, Union Troops arrived to announce and enforce the emancipation of slaves.  The day was June 19.

Over the course of time, the significance of “General Order No. 3” has grown and faded.  However in Sioux Falls, Juneteenth is cause for celebration.

Live music, poetry, dancing and a special proclamation highlights the order of business at Sertoma Park from 5:30-8:30 pm.  It’s a chance to learn history and know your neighbor.

We broadcast live from the park on KSOO’s Viewpoint University to help bring special honor to the day.  Some of the organizers and performers will join us and we hope you will, too.