Indianapolis Juneteenth Celebration

Photos by Harold Watters

This Juneteenth weekend Indianapolis had several celebrations for the new National Holiday. There were several organizations that participated this year. The Madam Walker Legacy Center had a block party tent that had many artist from all over the Indiana area performing on stage.  

The Madam Walker Legacy Center is one of the last surviving iconic building on Indiana Avenue, the Madam Walker Legacy Center is a significant piece of our nation’s history and is listed on the register of National Historic Landmarks. This organization continues to serve as an enduring symbol of not only African-American pride and achievement but also pride for women and quite frankly, all citizens of the world by perpetuating the legacy of our nation’s first self-made woman millionaire. 



Another organization that was present and there for the cause was Biketeenth group. Biketeenth is a health initiative that exists to unify the Black collective in commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday in. Their founders are Cassandra Smith-Johnson and Antawan Mack. Proceeds collected go to organizations creating access to resources essential to the physical, mental and educational development of children in underserved communities.




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