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Evanston's First Annual Juneteenth Parade and Virtual Celebration


The life of Hecky Powell, barbecue master and civic leader, will be honored at this year's Evanston Juneteenth Parade.

​Hecky created his Juneteenth Strawberry Soda in honor of his great grandfather Forrest E. White, who was born into slavery. Read more about the food traditions that inspired this soda, and about Juneteenth celebrations, here


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Oral Histories

Search each of the Oral History resources below for "Juneteenth" to find firsthand recollections of Juneteenth celebrations and histories.

The African-American Studies research guide includes a number of additional oral history websites that may also be of interest in its Audio/Visual section.