Green Bay celebrates Juneteenth with events in Joannes, Whitney parks

GREEN BAY – Walking into Joannes or Whitney parks on Saturday, attendees of Green Bay’s Juneteenth celebrations were met with the sounds of music, smells of food, and sights of a community coming together to celebrate Black culture and freedom.

The event at Joanne’s Park was the third Juneteenth celebration organized by We All Rise: African American Resource Center and Black Lives United – Green Bay. The first took place at Perkins Park in 2020, and the second at Murphy Park in 2021.

We All Rise executive director Robin Scott said the celebration was the result of hard work of around 30 community members in addition to the organization’s staff and Black Lives United volunteers.

“It just feels really good to look over at the crowd, and see the community get to celebrate the freedom of Black folks, even though we know we’re still fighting for the freedoms today,” Scott said.