Pictured Above from the 2019 banquet: Juneteenth General Chair, Dwana Bradley; Banquet Speaker Louis Carr, BET Networks; Juneteenth King & Queen Art and Marci Rabon
Welcome to our Iowa Juneteenth Observance Website
A Message from Our General Chairperson:
Words can’t express my happiness with this years Iowa Juneteenth 2020 Virtual Event. We were able to present this years event in a three day virtual format. Thank you to our sponsors, board members, MarKaus and Media Fresh, DSMTV Live and you the community. We were able to be viewed by people in other countries. What a blessing! My heart is full. I ask you to give to our organization. You can Click below at: Cashapp Venmo $IAJuneteenth @IAJuneteenth90 Thank you again! Share this with others! Next year’s Iowa Juneteenth will be large. Go to our Volunteer Page to sign up to help for the 2021 Iowa Juneteenth. Blessings, Dwana Bradley, General Chairperson Iowa Juneteenth Observance Click a button below to help us with our mission
Click on the video above for a special message from our Chairperson
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19th, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States of America. The Iowa Juneteenth Observance has been in existence for 30 years, and was founded by Gary Lawson in 1990. On April 11, 2002 the Iowa Juneteenth holiday was made an official holiday. It is our desire to promote the "spirit" of Juneteenth throughout the year.