The third annual Juneteenth festival, a region-wide celebration, commemorating the end of slavery in the USA is being hosted by the Attleboro Juneteenth committee in conjunction with the National Black Doll Museum. The festival takes place on Saturday, June 18th from 11am-6pm at Capron Park, 201 County Street, Attleboro, MA.
This event attracts all cultural backgrounds and celebrates the richness of African American heritage through art, food, vendor markets, education, community group booths, and live entertainment. All events are free and open to the public.

This year’s festival will focus a special spotlight on “The Crown Act,” a bill protecting the rights of Black citizens to wear their hair the way it naturally grows

Ending race-based hair discrimination with the CROWN Act

Drive change to end race-based hair discrimination today. Sign the petition to pass the CROWN Act in all 50 states – then, Write to or Tweet your senator to pass the CROWN Act in our state

Fueled by the findings from the 2021 Dove CROWN Research Study for Girls, Dove released a short film, titled As Early As Five, inspired by real stories of those who have experienced hair discrimination and bias in both schools and the workplace