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The 161st Julyteenth Commemoration

105 Liberty Road
Natchez MS, 39120

Date:  July 13, 2024

Time:  7:00 am - 8:00 am

Julyteenth Anniversary to be observed Saturday, July 13

The 161st Julyteenth Anniversary that recognizes the freedom of the enslaved in Natchez will be observed from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday, July 13. The program will include a caravan that will travel to seven historic sites where re-enactors will share the history of the freedom event that occurred on July 13, 1863, when the Union Army occupied Natchez and made the Emancipation Proclamation freedom possible.

Saturday’s commemoration will start at the Forks of the Road and end at Watkins Street Cemetery. The theme for the program is, “From Julyteenth Freedom Summer of 1863 in Natchez, Mississippi, to Juneteenth Freedom Summer of 1865 in Galveston, Texas.”

The event is free and open to the public. It is organized by Ser Seshsh Ab Heter-Clifford M. Boxley, coordinator of Friends of the Forks of the Roads Society.

For more information, call Ser Boxley at 601-334-6488.