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Community Partnership of the Ozarks, in collaboration with the NAACP of Springfield, offer a city-wide Juneteenth weekend festival! As Springfield continues to strive towards equity and inclusion for the BIPOC community, it is only fitting that we celebrate this important holiday to the best of our ability.






June 19, 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln presented the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, slaves in Texas finally received word: They were free.

Black communities in Texas and beyond annually celebrate this day, Juneteenth, which officially became a federal holiday in 2021. 

Freedom is a thread, and a fight, woven through this nation’s history and current political climate. Continue to take action to celebrate and ensure true freedom for all through awareness of racial disparities, mobilization, and bold actions necessary to further the fight for social justice and equal opportunity. – NAACP

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We want you to join us in this weekend long celebration. Here at CPO and the NAACP, we’ve brought together community members, leaders, business owners and others to help plan one of the biggest Juneteenth celebrations our city has ever seen. Opportunities for sponsors, vendors and partnerships are available. If you would like more information on how you can be a part of this special occasion, please contact Darline Mabins with Community Partnership of the Ozarks at

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Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.

– Coretta Scott King