The 2023 Annual Juneteenth Community Celebration hosted by The Tuscaloosa Branch of the NAACP will be on June 16, 17, and 19. Free events will feature a local civil rights bus tour, an African-American genealogy workshop, a parade, and a community day in the park. Also, their ticketed annual fundraiser the “Living Legends” luncheon.


“Last year over 1000 people celebrated Juneteenth with us last year, and we plan to exceed expectations this year,” said The Tuscaloosa Branch of the NAACP. “While Juneteenth highlights the African American culture, its celebration presents an opportunity for fellowship and learning for all residents of Tuscaloosa. It takes all of us working together to put positive vibes in this world and our communities.”

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Tuscaloosa NAACP 2023 Annual Juneteenth Community Celebration Event Information

The schedule for events for the Juneteenth celebration is according to a press release from The Tuscaloosa Branch of the NAACP.

Local Civil Rights Bus Tour


On Friday, June 16, the children of the Benjamin Barnes Branch YMCA will learn about the rich history in Tuscaloosa, concerning the Civil Rights Movement and it’s home to several significant landmarks and sites that played a role in the struggle for civil rights. This tour is geared towards our local youth and hosted by the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights Foundation and the West Alabama Multicultural Alliance.

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Tracing Our Roots - African American Genealogy Workshop & Seminar

Friday, June 16, 2023, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The University of Alabama Building: North Lawn Hall

221 Hackberry Lane Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

African American genealogy can be a complex and challenging task due to the exclusion from traditional genealogical records.

This seminar and workshop, led by one of Alabama's foremost genealogists, Ms. Frazine Taylor, will provide information on the necessary tools and resources to help individuals learn the importance and value of tracing their African American ancestors. Ms. Taylor will offer step-by-step actions needed to trace one's roots. This program is hosted by The University of Alabama Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

For more information call 205.348.2053 or click here. 

 Juneteenth Parade & Community Day

Saturday, June 17, 2023


To kick off the day the NAACP will host a parade and participation is open to all groups and organizations that function within the County of Tuscaloosa or surrounding counties. The beginning route of parade will begin at Westlawn Middle School, and end at the McDonald Hughes Community Center.

Parade Line-up: 9:00 a.m. Westlawn Middle School 1715 Martin Luther King Blvd. Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Parade Starts at 10:00 a.m.

Parade Route is from Westlawn Middle School to the McDonald Hughes Community Center, traveling down Martin Luther King Blvd.

Juneteenth Family Cookout in the Park

Noon to 6:00 p.m.

This community cookout will be festive and fun held a Palmore Park located at 3701 Fosters Ferry Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

Entertainment will be provided free of charge to the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring their tents, chairs, and grills. Vendors are welcome, free of charge.

If you want to participate in the parade or cook out in the park for free of charge, click here. 

 NAACP Juneteenth “Living Legend” Luncheon

Monday, June 19, 2023 – 12:00 Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Shelton State Community College, Martin Campus

9500 Old Greensboro Road Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

This event will serve as one of the Tuscaloosa NAACP’s three major annual fundraisers. The guest of honor will be a member of the Tuscaloosa community that has made a major contribution to enhancing the lives of African Americans in Tuscaloosa and abroad. Individual tickets are $25.00. Click here for more ticket information.

(Source) A press release was sent to Townsquare Media from the Tuscaloosa Branch of the NAACP.

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