WATCH: Vanderbilt celebrates Juneteenth 2022

Vanderbilt University’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center hosted its annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom on campus June 17.

The event featured African drummers, music, interactive games and educational sessions about the holiday, as well as ways for participants to get involved in the continuing fight for freedom in our country.  

“While the Juneteenth holiday is a special time to reflect on the past, we also are intentional in efforts to encourage attendees to ponder on modern-day struggles for freedom and equality,” said Rosevelt Noble, director of the Black Cultural Center, faculty head of Stambaugh House and senior lecturer in sociology

Vendors from Black-owned businesses provided food and drink at the celebration. The event was open to the entire Vanderbilt community.