“In 2021, June 19—a day known as Juneteenth—became a federal holiday. It commemorates the proclamation freeing slaves in the United States following the Civil War, but until recently, many Americans had never heard of it.
This year, the Palm Springs Cultural Center is celebrating Juneteenth a little early: The Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration will take place from 2 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 11. The festivities will include food, fashion, local vendors, artists, music, a youth learning-activities station and much more. Richard Pryor Jr., the son of comedian Richard Pryor, is slated to be at the event, signing copies of his book, In a Pryor Life.
This Juneteenth celebration came to Palm Springs through the efforts of fashion designer Aneka Brown, owner of Aneka Brown Designs…”