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Juneteenth: Detroit & Juneteenth

Fork in Nigeria

"From the communities in the mountains of Isuikwuato, Fork in Nigeria Food Truck embodies the flavors and traditions of authentic Nigerian cuisine. Nigeria, a country of over 250 ethnic states is rich in culture and in flavor. Fork in Nigeria Food Truck has made it a passion to bring these wonderful attributes of our homeland to the United States. Preparing steak, goat, chicken and vegetarian options, Stick your Fork in a dish that will satisfy your taste!"

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Juneteenth in Detroit area - 2021

Primary Sources about Juneteenth in Detroit

1996 Flyer for

Detroit Branch NAACP Records

The Detroit Branch NAACP Records include planning material and flyers related to Juneteenth celebrations in the city, particularly in the 1990s.

Flyer advertising a

The Wayne State University Emancipation Centennial Records

The Wayne State University Emancipation Centennial Records document the University's year-long series of events 100 years past the Emancipation Proclamation. The 1962/1963 committee awarded honorary degrees to dignitaries such as Thurgood Marshall and President Johnson, hosted speakers such as Langston Hughes and Roy Wilkins, and supported other centennial commemorations around the city.

Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, standing, speaks with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., seated. Circa 1960s

Jerome Cavanagh Papers

Jerome Cavanagh was mayor in Detroit in the 1960s. His records reflect city commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, including speeches and invitations to events.