Lansing Juneteenth Celebration
Thursday, June 13 - Saturday, June 15
Various locations, see below.
HSGL is participating in the 26th annual Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The three-day celebration includes a Thursday kick-off at Lansing City Hall where HSGL will present its annual history award to two individuals who have significantly contributed to the preservation of Lansing's history during the last year.
In addition, under the auspices of Pave the Way: The I-496, HSGL will be gathering stories from neighborhood residents whose lives were disrupted and forever changed by the construction of I-496. Pave the War is a joint project of HSGL, the City of Lansing and the National Parks Service.
Juneteenth events include:
Opening Ceremony: Thursday, June 13, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Lobby of City Hall
Commemorative Negro League Baseball Game and entertainment: Friday, June 14, 3:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Park
Parade, festivities, food and merchant vendors, health fair, music and exhibits: Saturday, June 15, with parade beginnings at 10:00 a.m. at Letts Community Center and marching to St. Joseph Park on Lansing's Westside.
MSU Sorority Row
A Walk Through Women's Greek History at MSU
Thursday, June 27 - 7:00 p.m.
Tour Starts at the Corner of M.A.C. Ave and Burcham, East Lansing
In 1870 the State Agricultural College officially opened its doors to female students. In the years since, the MSU campus and East Lansing have been home to increasing numbers of female students who've studied everything from domestic science to music, engineering, and agriculture.
As the decades have passed, MSU women have found community, support, and sisterhood through the Greek Sorority system. HSGL will go walking down M.A.C. - known to many as Sorority Row - where we will discuss women's history, traditions, scholarship, service, and architecture. Among the sororities we'll be featuring are Alpha Chi Omega, Zeta Tau Alpha, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Phi, Kappa Delta, Sigma Kappa, and Sigma Delta Tau.