Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. TU will commemorate Juneteenth by hosting, collaborating on, and supporting various opportunities for the community, healing, reflection, support, education, and action for the TU community.


BFSA Juneteenth Cook-In & Spades Tournament

Saturday, June 17 | 4 p.m.

We are excited to announce this year’s Cook-in & Spades Tournament. Saturday, June 17th from 4-7 pm, we will gather in the lower level of PAWS in the Union for food, fun, and games. The event is free and all are welcome. You and your favorite Spades partner may enter the tournament with a $30 per team contribution to the Barnes Harris Endowment – a scholarship fund named for TU’s first Black graduates and supports students’ academic endeavors on campus. Winners get bragging rights and a prize! The last tournament’s winning team was from Johns Hopkins. We look forward to seeing who takes home the crown this year! 

Never learned to play Spades? No worries! We will have a Learn 2 Play station for those who want to learn the game, which has become strongly associated with our culture!

If you plan to attend the event and/or the tournament, please see event details. Feel free to share with colleagues, families, and friends. 


Monday, June 19 | TU Closed

Juneteenth Resources

Juneteenth Celebration at Baltimore County Senior Centers

  • Parkville Senior Center, June 14th, 10:30 a.m., Enjoy a performance by Janice the Griot as Harriet Tubman and the history of Juneteenth. (free, registration required)
  • Seven Oaks Senior Center, June 13th, 12:45 p.m., Documentary, "Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom." (free, registration required)
  • Catonsville Senior Center, June 14th, 12:45 p.m. Movie, "Beale Street." (free, registration required)
  • Liberty Senior Center, June 20th, all day, Dress in your favorite Juneteenth t-shirts to receive a ticket for a drawing to win one of three $25 gift cards of the day. Group pictures will be taken.
  • Victory Villa Senior Center, June 22nd, 10:45 a.m., Enjoy a speaker from SALES; light refreshments
  • Jacksonville Senior Center June 29th, 10:00 a.m., Join a Juneteenth Book Discussion on "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi facilitated by Hereford Library Staff.