Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration to recognize the end of slavery. It was on June 19, 1865, when Union officer Major General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and all slaves were now free. MPP hosts its annual Juneteenth Celebration in Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. This program highlights the park and features stage performances and cultural programming that gives visitors a unique look at Historic Mitchelville.