This morning, Mayor Byron W. Brown joined representatives from Juneteenth of Buffalo, Buy Black Buffalo, and The FreeTHEM Walk, to announce a joint celebration for this year’s Juneteenth holiday. The announcement came following the Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony at Niagara Square. In response to global COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, Juneteenth celebrations include virtual and in-person events at various locations. In addition to honoring African American culture and history, this year’s Juneteenth celebration includes initiatives supporting black-owned businesses and raising awareness about human trafficking or modern-day slavery. M&T Bank presents the collaborative Juneteenth celebration.